NGC 7040 Is a spiral galaxy located about 260 million light-years away in the constellation of Equuleus.[2][3] It has an estimated diameter of 42,600 light-years.[3] NGC 7040 was discovered by astronomer Mark Harrington on August 18, 1882.[4]

NGC 7040
SDSS NGC 7040.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 7040.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationEquuleus
Right ascension21h 13m 16.5s[1]
Declination08° 51′ 54″[1]
Redshift0.020399[1]
Helio radial velocity6,115 km/s[1]
Distance257.5 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)14.9[1]
Characteristics
TypeS? [1]
Size~42,601.72 ly (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.1 x 0.8[1]
Other designations
CGCG 401-8, IRAS 21108+0839, MCG 1-54-4, PGC 66366, UGC 11701[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 7040. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  2. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 7040 - Galaxy in Equuleus Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  3. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 7000 - 7049". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2017-06-23.

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