NGC 5879

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NGC 5879
NGC 5879 Hubble.jpg
NGC 5879 by HST, 1.65′ view
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationDraco
Right ascension15h 09m 46.726s[1]
Declination+57° 00′ 00.68″[1]
Redshift0.00254[2]
Helio radial velocity761 km[2]
Distance55.6 Mly (17.06 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.4
Characteristics
TypeSA(rs)bc:[1]
Apparent size (V)3.74′ × 1.01′
Other designations
UGC 9753, MCG +10-22-001, PGC 54117[2]

NGC 5879 is an unbarred 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 c "Results for object NGC 5879 (NGC 5879)". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  2. ^ a b c "NGC 5879". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  3. ^ Tully, R. Brent; Courtois, Hélène M.; Sorce, Jenny G. (2016). "Cosmicflows-3". The Astronomical Journal. 152 (2): 21. arXiv:1605.01765. Bibcode:2016AJ....152...50T. doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/2/50. 50.

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