NGC 5256

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NGC 5256
An ongoing cosmic collision.jpg
NGC 5256 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 13h 38m 17.5s
Declination +48° 16′ 37″
Redshift 0.027863±0.000043
Helio radial velocity 8353±13 km/s
Galactocentric velocity 8447±13 km/s
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.69 +/- 0.05
Absolute magnitude (V) -22.69 +/- 0.50
Characteristics
Type SAB(nc)P
Apparent size (V) 1.20′ × 1.1′
Other designations
UGC 8632, MCG 8-25-31, MK 266, PGC 48192, KCPG 388A, IRAS13362+4831, ZWG 246.21 and 1ZW 67
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5256 is a galaxy that contains two disc galaxies, that are colliding into each other. It is located in the constellation Ursa Major, and was discovered by William Herschel on 12 May 1787. The two nuclei of the galaxies are separated by about 13046.3 light years. NGC 5256 is located at about 350 million light years away from the earth.[1][2][3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 5056". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 5056". Seds. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 5256; Seyfert 2 + LINER". NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Cosmic Collisions Galore!". Hubble Site. Retrieved 2 October 2015.