NGC 5879

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
NGC 5879
NGC 5879 Hubble.jpg
NGC 5879 by HST, 1.65′ view
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Draco
Right ascension 15h 09m 46.8s[1]
Declination +57° 00′ 01″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.4
Characteristics
Type Sbc
Apparent size (V) 3.74′x1.01′
Other designations
UGC 9753, PGC 54117
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5879 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco. The galaxy was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel. It is a member of the NGC 5866 Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for various galaxies. Retrieved 2006-10-17.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: Sky map 15h 09m 46.8s, +57° 00′ 01″