NGC 5257 and NGC 5258.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||13h 39m 57.7s|
|Declination||+00° 49′ 51″|
|Redshift||6757 ± 1 km/s|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||1′.7 × 1×.1|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||12.9|
|Notable features||interacting with NGC 5257|
|UGC 8645, PGC 48338|
NGC 5258 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. The galaxy is notably interacting with the spiral galaxy NGC 5257. The two galaxies are listed together as Arp 240 in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. Both galaxies are distorted by the gravitational interaction, and both are connected by a tidal bridge, as can be seen in images of these galaxies.
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