NGC 406

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NGC 406
NGC 406 Tucana.jpg
NGC 406, imaged by Hubble
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Tucana
Right ascension 01h 07m 25.060s
Declination −69° 52′ 45.27″
Redshift 0.005030[1]
Helio radial velocity 1508[1]
Distance 66.30 ± 6.27 Mly (20.329 ± 1.923 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (B) 13.02[2]
Characteristics
Type SA(s)c[2]
Size 60,000 ly (18,000 pc)
Other designations
ESO 51-18, PGC 3980
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 406 is a spiral galaxy quite similar to the well known Whirlpool Galaxy, located some 65 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Tucana (the Toucan). NGC 406 is about 60000 light-years across, roughly half the diameter of the Milky way.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 406. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "NGC 406". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 

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