NGC 6215

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NGC 6215
Observation data
ConstellationAra
Right ascension 16h 51m 06.8s[1]
Declination−58° 59′ 36.46″[1]
Redshift0.005204[1]
Helio radial velocity1552 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.2[2]
Characteristics
TypeSA(s)c
Size46,000 light years
Apparent size (V)2.10′ x 1.80′[2]
Other designations
ESO 137-46, PGC 59112, h 3647, GC 4235, IRAS 16467-5854[2]

NGC 6215 (also known as PGC 59112) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ara. It is designated as SA(s)c in the galaxy morphological classification scheme. It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on 9 July 1836.[1][2][3]

Galaxy group information[edit]

NGC 6215 is part of galaxy group NGC 6221/15, which includes barred spiral galaxy NGC 6221 and three dwarf galaxies. A double-stranded bridge of neutral hydrogen gas connects NGC 6215 and 6221 as a result of their interaction, and Dwarf 3 of the three dwarf galaxies may have formed from the bridging gas.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "NGC 6215". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "NGC 6215". The NGC/IC Project. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 6215 (=PGC 59112)". cseligman. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ Koribalski, Bärbel; Dickey, John M. (2004). "Neutral Hydrogen Gas in Interacting Galaxies: The NGC 6221 / 6215 galaxy group". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 348 (4): 1255. arXiv:astro-ph/0501190. Bibcode:2004MNRAS.348.1255K. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07444.x. Retrieved 17 December 2015.


Coordinates: Sky map 16h 51m 06.8s, +-58° 59′ 36.46″