NGC 1260 is a spiral or lenticular galaxy[3] in the constellation Perseus.[4] It was discovered by astronomer Guillaume Bigourdan on October 19, 1884.[5] NGC 1260 is a member of the Perseus Cluster[6][3] and forms a tight pair with the galaxy PGC 12230.[3] In 2006, it was home to the second brightest supernova in the observable universe, supernova SN 2006gy.

NGC 1260
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NGC 1260 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationPerseus
Right ascension03h 17m 27.2s[1]
Declination+41° 24′ 19″[1]
Redshift0.01919[1]
Helio radial velocity5753 ± 14 km/s[1]
Distance250 ± 1.6 Mly
(76.7 ± 0.5 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.3[1]
Characteristics
TypeS0/a[1]
Apparent size (V)1′.1 × 0′.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 02634, PGC 012219, MCG +07-07-047[1]
Supernova 2006gy imaged by the Swift spacecraft

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1260. Retrieved 7 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 1260". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Hakobyan, A. A.; Petrosian, A. R.; McLean, B.; Kunth, D.; Allen, R. J.; Turatto, M.; Barbon, R. (24 June 2008). "Early-type galaxies with core collapse supernovae". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 488 (2): 523–531. arXiv:0806.4269. Bibcode:2008A&A...488..523H. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:200809817. ISSN 0004-6361. S2CID 17273642.
  4. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 1260". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1250 - 1299". cseligman.com. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  6. ^ Brunzendorf, J.; Meusinger, H. (1 October 1999). "The galaxy cluster Abell 426 (Perseus). A catalogue of 660 galaxy positions, isophotal magnitudes and morphological types". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 139 (1): 141–161. Bibcode:1999A&AS..139..141B. doi:10.1051/aas:1999111. ISSN 0365-0138.

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Coordinates:   03h 17m 27.2s, +41° 24′ 19″