NGC 6340

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NGC 6340
NGC 6340 in 32 inch telescope.jpg
NGC 6340 (center) in 32 inch telescope.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension17h 10m 24.9s[2]
Declination+72° 18′ 16″[2]
Redshift1198 ± 6 km/s[2]
Distance55.1 million light years
Apparent magnitude (V)11.9[2]
Size48,000 light years
Apparent size (V)3′.2 × 3′.0[2]
Other designations
UGC 10762,[2] PGC 59742[2]

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 978-0-933346-51-2.
  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″