NGC 6041 is a giant elliptical galaxy[2] located about 470 million light-years away[3] in the constellation Hercules.[4] NGC 6041 has an extended envelope that is distorted towards the galaxy pair Arp 122.[2] NGC 6041 is the brightest galaxy (BCG) in the Hercules Cluster.[5][6] The galaxy was discovered by astronomer Édouard Stephan on June 27, 1870.[7]

NGC 6041
SDSS NGC 6041.jpeg
Sloan Digital Sky Survey image of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 6041.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationHercules
Right ascension16h 04m 35.8s[1]
Declination+17° 43′ 18″[1]
Redshift0.035151[1]
Helio radial velocity10538 km/s [1]
Distance145 Mpc (473 Mly)[1]
Group or clusterHercules Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)14.5[1]
Characteristics
TypeE+2[2]
Size~217,300 ly (66.63 kpc)[1] (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.13 x 0.82[1]
Other designations
PGC 056962, UGC 10170, VV 213, MCG +03-41-078[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 6041. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  2. ^ a b c "NGC 6041/42 - E+2 (gE) + E+1 (gE)". The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  4. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6041". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  6. ^ "NGC 6041". Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  7. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 6000 - 6049". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-11.

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