NGC 6090

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NGC 6090
Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 6090 (2008-04-24).jpg
NGC 6090
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationDraco[1]
Right ascension 16h 11m 40.70s[2]
Declination52° 27′ 24.0″[2]
Redshift0.029304[2]
Distance400 million light years[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.00[3]
Characteristics
TypeS0?[2]
Apparent size (V)36" x 18"[3]
Other designations
UGC 10267[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 6090 is a merging pair of spiral galaxies, 400 million light-years from the Earth, in the constellation of Draco. The cores of the two galaxies are around 10,000 light-years apart from each other, meaning that the merger is likely at its intermediate stage. Two large "tails", made of galactic material gravitationally ejected during the merger, have formed outside the main galaxies. Newly formed stars can be seen in the overlapping area.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 6090". hubblesite.org. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "NED results for object NGC 6090". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "NGC 6090". dso-browser.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.