NGC 6248

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NGC 6248
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationDraco
Right ascension 16h 46m 22.3s
Declination+70° 21′ 22″
Distance51.9 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)13.1
Characteristics
TypeSBcd
Apparent size (V)3,1′ × 1,2′
Other designations
UGC 10564, MCG 12-16-9, ZWG 339.20, PGC 58946
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 6248 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco. It was discovered on August 11, 1885 by the American astronomer Lewis A. Swift. The galaxy is located approximately 52 million light years away from earth with an approximate diameter of 47,000 light-years.

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External links[edit]

  • "NED results for object NGC 6248". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center.
  • "NGC 6248". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg.
  • Frommert, Harmut. "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6248". Spider. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.