NGC 6090

NGC 6090

NGC 6090
NGC 6090
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Draco[1]
Right ascension 16h 11m 40.70s[2]
Declination 52° 27′ 24.0″[2]
Redshift 0.029304[2]
Distance 400 million light years[1]
Type S0?[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 36" x 18"[3]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.00[3]
Other designations
UGC 10267[3]

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

  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.