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Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Camelopardalis
Right ascension 03h 59m 50.5s[1]
Declination +67° 08′ 37″[1]
Redshift 67 ± 4 km/s[1]
Distance 8,500,000 ly (2,600,000 pc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.5[1]
Absolute magnitude (V) -17.0[2]
Type Im[1]
Apparent size (V) 5′.0 × 3′.0 [1]
Other designations
PGC 14241[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

UGCA 86 is a Magellanic spiral galaxy. It was first thought to be part of the Local Group, but after the brightest stars in the galaxy were observed, it became clear that it was located in the IC 342/Maffei Group.[3] UGCA 86 is thought to be a satellite galaxy of IC 342, however the separation between the two galaxies is over 50% larger than the distance between the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for UGCA 86. Retrieved 2006-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Stil, J. M.; Gray, A. D.; Harnett, J. I. (2005). "H I Distribution and Kinematics of UGCA 86". The Astrophysical Journal. 625 (1): 130–142. arXiv:astro-ph/0408134Freely accessible. Bibcode:2005ApJ...625..130S. doi:10.1086/424962. 
  3. ^ I. D. Karachentsev (2005). "The Local Group and Other Neighboring Galaxy Groups". Astronomical Journal. 129 (1): 178–188. arXiv:astro-ph/0410065Freely accessible. Bibcode:2005AJ....129..178K. doi:10.1086/426368. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 03h 59m 50.5s, +67° 08′ 37″