NGC 6786

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NGC 6786
Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 6786 (2008-04-24).jpg
NGC 6786 (right), interacting with LEDA 62867 (left)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationDraco[1]
Right ascension 19h 10m 53.91s[2]
Declination73° 24′ 36.6″[2]
Redshift0.032472[2]
Distance350 million light years[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.80[3]
Characteristics
TypeSB?[2]
Apparent size (V)1.1' x 54"[3]
Other designations
UGC 11414[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 6786 is an interacting spiral galaxy 350 million light years from the Earth, in the constellation of Draco. In 2004, a supernova occurred inside the galaxy. NGC 6786 is currently interacting with LEDA 62867, and, being the larger galaxy, it is likely that NGC 6786 will absorb LEDA 62867 in the future.[1] Both galaxies appear to be undergoing a starburst, a phenomenon commonly seen among interacting and merging galaxies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 6786". hubblesite.org. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "NED results for object NGC 6786". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "NGC 6786". dso-browser.com. Retrieved 18 February 2015.