NGC 6801

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NGC 6801
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCygnus
Right ascension19h 27m 35.8s[1]
Declination+54° 22′ 22″[1]
Redshift0.014393[1]
Distance163.7 ± 22.5 Mly
(50.2 ± 6.9 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.62[1]
Characteristics
TypeSAcd[1]
Apparent size (V)1.3' × 0.7'[1]
Other designations
UGC 11443, PGC 2394.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 6801 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Cygnus. It was discovered by Lewis A. Swift on August 5, 1886.[2]

Supernovae[edit]

In May 2011 a Type Ia supernova, 2011df, was detected in NGC 6801. 2015af, a Type II supernova was discovered in August 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NED results for object NGC 6801". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "NGC Objects: NGC 6800 - 6849". Celestial Atlas. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ "List of Supernovae". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. IAU. Retrieved 20 February 2017.