NGC 5966

NGC 5966 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Boötes. NGC 5966 is its New General Catalogue designation. The galaxy was discovered by William Herschel on March 18, 1787.[6][7] Based on its redshift, it is located about 220 million light-years (67 Mpc) away from the Sun.[3]

NGC 5966
NGC5966 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 5966
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationBoötes
Right ascension15h 35m 52.11389s[1]
Declination+39° 46′ 08.0357″[1]
Redshift0.015110[2]
Helio radial velocity4495.7 km/s[2]
Distance219.4 ± 15.4 Mly (67.27 ± 4.71 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.22[4]
Apparent magnitude (B)13.14[4]
Characteristics
TypeE4[5]
Other designations
UGC 9923, MCG+07-32-032, PGC 55552[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Brown, A. G. A.; et al. (Gaia collaboration) (August 2018). "Gaia Data Release 2: Summary of the contents and survey properties". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 616. A1. arXiv:1804.09365. Bibcode:2018A&A...616A...1G. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201833051.
  2. ^ a b c "NGC 5966". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  3. ^ a b "Results for object NGC 5966 (NGC 5966)". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  4. ^ a b "Search specification: NGC 5966". HyperLeda. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  5. ^ R. García-Benito; et al. (2015). "CALIFA, the Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area survey. III. Second public data release". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 576: A135. arXiv:1409.8302. Bibcode:2015A&A...576A.135G. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201425080. S2CID 118636619.
  6. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 5966 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes Constellation". Telescopius. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  7. ^ "The ionized gas in the CALIFA early-type galaxies. I. Mapping two representative cases: NGC 6762 and NGC 5966". Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias • IAC. Retrieved 2020-09-27.

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