NGC 7060 is an intermediate spiral galaxy located about 200 million light-years away in the constellation of Microscopium.[2][3] The spiral arms of NGC 7060 appear to overlap.[4] NGC 7060 was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on September 2, 1836.[5]

NGC 7060
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The galaxy NGC 7060.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationMicroscopium
Right ascension21h 25m 53.6s[1]
Declination−42° 24′ 41″[1]
Redshift0.016044[1]
Helio radial velocity4,810 km/s[1]
Distance205 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)13.74[1]
Characteristics
Type(R')SAB(r)a[1]
Apparent size (V)1.7 x 0.9[1]
Other designations
ESO 287-22, AM 2122-423, IRAS 21226-4237, MCG -7-44-6, PGC 66732[1]

NGC 7060 is the dominant member of a small group of galaxies known as the NGC 7060 group. Other members of the group are NGC 7057, NGC 7072, and NGC 7072A.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 7060. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  2. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 7060 - Galaxy in Microscopium Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  4. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  5. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 7050 - 7099". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  6. ^ Fouque, P.; Proust, D.; Quintana, H.; Ramirez, A. (1993-09-01). "Dynamics of the Pavo-Indus and Grus clouds of galaxies". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 100: 493–500. Bibcode:1993A&AS..100..493F. ISSN 0365-0138.

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