NGC 5566

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NGC 5566
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Galaxies in the constellation Virgo featuring NCG5566, taken by the HST; 4.2′x2. 52′ view
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo[1]
Right ascension 14h 20m 19.95s[1][2]
Declination +03° 56′ 00.9″[2]
Redshift 0.004240 [2]
Helio radial velocity 1271 ± 14 km/s[1][2]
Distance 65 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.1
Characteristics
Type SBab[3]
Apparent size (V) 4.4′ × 1.5′
Other designations
Arp 286, UGC 9175, PGC 30083[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5566 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo, which is approximately 65 million light years away from Earth. The galaxy is the biggest in the constellation Virgo, stretching nearly 150,000 light years in diameter.[4] The galaxy NGC 5566 was discovered on 30 April 1786 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel. It is included in Halton Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Revised NGC Data for NGC 5566". Spider.SEDS. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NED results for object NGC 5566". NASA / IPAC Extragalactic Database. NASA. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "NGC 5566". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Nemiroff, R.; Bonnell, J., eds. (13 August 2010). "Arp 286: Trio in Virgo". Astronomy Picture of the Day. NASA. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 

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