NGC 5615

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NGC 5615
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NGC 5615, (bright knot in outer ring of biggest galaxy), NGC 5613, and NGC 5614 as imaged at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationBoötes
Right ascension14h 24m 06.4s[1]
Declination+34° 51′ 54″[1]
Redshift0.013151 ± 0.000085[2]
(3,953[3] km/s)
Distance180 ± 13 Mly (55.1 ± 3.9 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)17.8[2]
Characteristics
TypeIr[4]
Apparent size (V)0.10′ × 0.09′[2]
Notable featuresNGC 5615 superimposed, tidal plumes, paired with NGC 5613.
Other designations
GC 3883, LGG 380-004, MCG+06-32-023, PGC 51435, VV 77b

NGC 5615 is an irregular galaxy in the constellation Boötes. It is part of the Arp 178 triplet of interacting galaxies with NGC 5614 and NGC 5613. NGC 5615 forms a knot on the outer ring of NGC 5614, with a plume leading away from the knot.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paturel, G.; et al. (December 2003), "HYPERLEDA. I. Identification and designation of galaxies", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 412: 45–55, Bibcode:2003A&A...412...45P, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20031411.
  2. ^ a b c d "NED results for object NGC 5615", NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database, NASA, retrieved 2015-10-29.
  3. ^ Garcia, A. (1993). "General study of group membership. II - Determination of nearby groups". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 100: 47–90. Bibcode:1993A&AS..100...47G.
  4. ^ "NGC 5615". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  5. ^ Capaccioli, M.; Malvasi, G. (1984), "N-body simulations of the peculiar ring-tail galaxy NGC 5614/15", Società Astronomica Italiana, Annual Meeting, 27th, Brescia, Italy, Oct. 21-23, 1983 Società Astronomica Italiana, Memorie, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 443–450, Bibcode:1984MmSAI..55..443C.

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