NGC 6039 is a massive lenticular galaxy located about 460 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Hercules.[3] NGC 6039 was discovered by astronomer Édouard Stephan on June 27, 1870 and later rediscovered by astronomer Lewis Swift on June 27, 1886.[4] NGC 6039 is member of the Hercules Cluster,[5][6] which is part of the CfA2 Great Wall.[7]

NGC 6039
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SDSS image of the giant galaxy NGC 6039. The halo of NGC 6041 can be seen at the top right corner of the image.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationHercules
Right ascension16h 04m 39.6s[1]
Declination17° 42′ 03″[1]
Redshift0.034874[1]
Helio radial velocity10455 km/s[1]
Distance143 Mpc (466 Mly)[1]
Group or clusterHercules Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)14.9[1]
Characteristics
TypeSA0-[1]
Size~119,000 ly (36.50 kpc)[1] (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)0.9 x 0.7[1]
Other designations
NGC 6042, CGCG 108-104, DRCG 34-63, MCG 3-41-79, PGC 56972[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 6039. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6039". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 6000 - 6049". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  6. ^ "NGC 6041/42 - E+2 (gE) + E+1 (gE)". The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  7. ^ "Clusters and Superclusters of Galaxies". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-12.

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