NGC 7250

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Coordinates: Sky map 22h 18m 17.776s, +40° 33′ 44.66″

NGC 7250
A matter of distance NGC 7250.jpg
The galaxy NGC 7250, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.[1]
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension22h 18m 17.776s[2]
Declination+40° 33′ 44.66″[2]
Helio radial velocity1168 km/s[3]
Distance49.99 ± 14.37 Mly (15.328 ± 4.407 Mpc)[4]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.58[3]
Apparent magnitude (B)13.22[3]
Mass4.7×108[5] M
Other designations
PGC 68535, UGC 11980, MCG+07-45-024, Mrk 907, Z 530-22
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 7250 is an irregular galaxy located in the Lacerta constellation. It is a blue-colored galaxy with bright bursts of star formation: its star forming rate is more than an order of magnitude greater than that of the Milky Way.[5]

In 2013, a type Ia supernova was detected within the galaxy, and was designated SN 2013dy. It was detected about 2.4 hours after the explosion, making it the earliest known detection of a supernova at the time.[6]

The brighter star located in front of the galaxy is named TYC 3203-450-1, and is barely studied. It is about a million times closer to Earth than it the galaxy itself.[7]


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  2. ^ a b Skrutskie, M. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708.
  3. ^ a b c d "NGC 7250". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. ^ "NED results for object NGC 7250". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Pan, Y.-C.; Foley, R. J.; Kromer, M.; Fox, O. D.; Zheng, W.; Challis, P.; Clubb, K. I.; Filippenko, A. V.; Folatelli, G.; Graham, M. L.; Hillebrandt, W.; Kirshner, R. P.; Lee, W. H.; Pakmor, R.; Patat, F.; Phillips, M. M.; Pignata, G.; Röpke, F.; Seitenzahl, I.; Silverman, J. M.; Simon, J. D.; Sternberg, A.; Stritzinger, M. D.; Taubenberger, S.; Vinko, J.; Wheeler, J. C. (2015). "500 days of SN 2013dy: Spectra and photometry from the ultraviolet to the infrared". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 452 (4): 4307. arXiv:1504.02396. Bibcode:2015MNRAS.452.4307P. doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1605.
  6. ^ Zheng, Weikang; Silverman, Jeffrey M.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Kasen, Daniel; Nugent, Peter E.; Graham, Melissa; Wang, Xiaofeng; Valenti, Stefano; Ciabattari, Fabrizio; Kelly, Patrick L.; Fox, Ori D.; Shivvers, Isaac; Clubb, Kelsey I.; Cenko, S. Bradley; Balam, Dave; Howell, D. Andrew; Hsiao, Eric; Li, Weidong; Howie Marion, G.; Sand, David; Vinko, Jozsef; Wheeler, J. Craig; Zhang, Jujia (2013). "THE VERY YOUNG TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA 2013dy: DISCOVERY, AND STRONG CARBON ABSORPTION IN EARLY-TIME SPECTRA". The Astrophysical Journal. 778: L15. arXiv:1310.5188. Bibcode:2013ApJ...778L..15Z. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/778/1/L15.
  7. ^ Hille, Karl (2017-04-28). "Hubble's Bright Shining Lizard Star". NASA. Retrieved 2017-04-30.