NGC 6340

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NGC 6340
NGC 6340.jpg
NGC 6340 by HST. 1.56′ view
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Draco[1]
Right ascension 17h 10m 24.9s[2]
Declination +72° 18′ 16″[2]
Redshift 1198 ± 6 km/s[2]
Distance 55.1 million light years
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.9[2]
Type SA(s)0/a[2]
Size 48,000 light years
Apparent size (V) 3′.2 × 3′.0[2]
Other designations
UGC 10762,[2] PGC 59742[2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies
An ultraviolet image of NGC 6340 taken with GALEX
NGC 6340 in 32 inch telescope.

NGC 6340 is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco. The galaxy is approximately 55 million light years away.


  1. ^ R. W. Sinnott, ed. (1988). The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J. L. E. Dreyer. Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-933346-51-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 6340. Retrieved 2007-04-11.

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Coordinates: Sky map 17h 10m 24.9s, +72° 18′ 16″