NGC 3007 is an edge-on, magnitude 13.4, lenticular galaxy in the constellation of Sextans,[3] discovered by Édouard Stephan on March 16th, 1855.[4] It is about 115 thousand light years across, and with a recessional velocity of 6,520 kilometers per second, is at a distance of over 300 million light-years from the Sun.[4]

NGC 3007
NGC 3007 PanS.jpg
Pan-STARRS image of NGC 3007
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationSextans
Right ascension09h 47m 45.620s[1]
Declination−06° 26′ 17.40″[1]
Redshift0.02175[1]
Helio radial velocity6520 km/s[1]
Distance330.3 ± 23.2 Mly (101.27 ± 7.11 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (B)14.41[2]
Characteristics
TypeS0/a[1]
Other designations
MCG -01-25-038, PGC 28150

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Results for object NGC 3007 (NGC 3007)". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  2. ^ "Search specification: NGC 3007". HyperLeda. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  3. ^ "NGC 3007". in-the-sky.org. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Celestial Atlas". cseligman.com. Retrieved 6 April 2020.