NGC 6286

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NGC 6286
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NGC 6286 (above) and NGC 6285 (below) as seen through the 0.81 m Schulman Telescope at Mount Lemmon Observatory.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationDraco
Right ascension 16h 58m 31.4s
Declination+58° 56′ 11″
Redshift0.018349±0.000053
Helio radial velocity5501±16 km/s
Galactocentric velocity5689±18 km/s
Distance (comoving)77.5 million parsecs
Distance252 million light years
Apparent magnitude (V)12.05
Absolute magnitude (V)-22.36
Characteristics
TypeSb/P
Size96,000 light years
Apparent size (V)1.30′ × 1.2′
Other designations
UGC 10647, MCG 10-24-84, ZWG 299.40, PGC 59352, ARP 293, IRAS16577+5900 and PRC C-51
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6286 is an interacting spiral galaxy located in the constellation Draco. It is designated as Sb/P in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the American astronomer Lewis A. Swift on 13 August 1885. NGC 6286 is located at about 252 million light years away from Earth. NGC 6286 and NGC 6285 form a pair of interacting galaxies, with tidal distortions, categorized as Arp 293 in the Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.[1][2][3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6286". NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6286". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "NGC 6286 (= PGC 59352, and with NGC 6285 = Arp 293)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "NGC 6286 & NGC 6285". PBase. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  5. ^ "A Close Relationship". www.spacetelescope.org. Retrieved 25 November 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 6286 at Wikimedia Commons