NGC 7052

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NGC 7052
An image of NGC 7052
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Vulpecula
Right ascension 21h 18m 33s[1]
Declination +26° 26′ 49″[1]
Redshift 4672 ± 8 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.4[1]
Type E[1]
Apparent size (V) 2′.5 × 1′.4[1]
Other designations
UGC 11718,[1] PGC 66537[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 7052 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Vulpecula. The galaxy harbours a supermassive black hole with mass c. 220-630 million solar masses in its nucleus.[2]

A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of the center of NGC 7052. Credit: HST/NASA/ESA.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 7052. Retrieved 2007-04-19. 
  2. ^ van der Marel, R.P. & van den Bosch, F.C. (1998). "Evidence for a 3 x 108 M Black Hole in NGC 7052 from Hubble Space Telescope Observations of the Nuclear Gas Disk". Astronomical Journal. 116: 2220. Bibcode:1998AJ....116.2220V. arXiv:astro-ph/9804194Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/300593.