NGC 6120 is a peculiar[6] spiral galaxy located roughly 440 million light-years (130 Megaparsecs) away from the Sun. It is located in the northern constellation of Corona Borealis, and is a member of the Abell 2199 galaxy cluster.[4]

NGC 6120
NGC6120 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 6120
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCorona Borealis
Right ascension16h 19m 48.11646s[1]
Declination+37° 46′ 27.6833″[1]
Helio radial velocity9049 km/s[2]
Distance440 Mly (134.9 Mpc)[3]
Group or clusterAbell 2199[4]
Apparent magnitude (B)14.3[2]
Other designations
UGC 10343, MCG +06-36-029, PGC 57842[2]


  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 d "NGC 6120". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  3. ^ Ashby, M. L. N.; Mahajan, S.; Smith, H. A.; Willner, S. P.; Fazio, G. G.; Raychaudhury, S.; Zezas, A.; Barmby, P.; Bonfini, P.; Cao, C.; González-Alfonso, E.; Ishihara, D.; Kaneda, H.; Lyttle, V.; Madden, S.; Papovich, C.; Sturm, E.; Surace, J.; Wu, H.; Zhu, Y.-N. (2011). "The Star Formation Reference Survey. I. Survey Description and Basic Data". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 123 (907): 1011–1029. arXiv:1107.2570. Bibcode:2011PASP..123.1011A. doi:10.1086/661920. S2CID 119226030.
  4. ^ a b Lee, Gwang-Ho; Hwang, Ho Seong; Lee, Myung Gyoon; Ko, Jongwan; Sohn, Jubee; Shim, Hyunjin; Diaferio, Antonaldo (2015). "Galaxy Evolution in the Mid-Infrared Green Valley: A Case of the A2199 Supercluster". The Astrophysical Journal. 800 (2): 80. arXiv:1412.3996. Bibcode:2015ApJ...800...80L. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/800/2/80. hdl:2318/155075. S2CID 52993516.
  5. ^ "Search specification: NGC 6120". HyperLeda. Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  6. ^ "Results for object NGC 6120 (NGC 6120)". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2021-02-02.

Further readingEdit

  • Surace, C.; Hecquet, J.; Auriere, M. (1996). "Spectroscopic Study of NGC 6119 - NGC 6120 System". In Bender, R.; Davies, R. L. (eds.). New light on galaxy evolution. The IAU Symposium. Vol. 171. Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 448. Bibcode:1996IAUS..171..448S.

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