NGC 6221

NGC 6221

NGC 6221
NGC 6221 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 16h 52m 46.1s
Declination −59° 13′ 07″
Redshift 0.004999±0.000017
Helio radial velocity 1499±5 km/s
Galactocentric velocity 1390±7 km/s
Type SBc
Apparent dimensions (V) 3.50′ × 2.5′
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.28
Absolute magnitude (V) -21.01
Other designations
ESO 138-3, AM 1648-590, IRAS16484-5908 and PGC 59175
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6221 is a Barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ara. It is designated as SB(s)BC in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the British astronomer John Herschel on 3 May 1835. NGC 6221 is located at about 0.069Gyrs from earth.[1][2][3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6221". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6221". Seds. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6221 (= PGC 59175)". cseligman. Retrieved 3 October 2015.