NGC 6285

NGC 6285

NGC 6285
NGC 6285 (below) and NGC 6286 (above) as seen through the 0.81 m Schulman Telescope at Mount Lemmon Observatory.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 16h 58m 24s
Declination +58° 57′ 21″
Redshift 0.018983±0.000160
Helio radial velocity 5691±48 km/s
Galactocentric velocity 5880±49 km/s
Type S0-a
Apparent dimensions (V) 1.20′ × 0.7′
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.48 +/- 0.15
Absolute magnitude (V) -20.00 +/- 0.52
Other designations
MCG 10-24-81, ZWG 299.37, ARP 293, PGC 59344 and KAZ 111
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6285 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Draco. It is designated as S0-a in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the American astronomer Lewis A. Swift in 1886. NGC 6285 is located at about 0.285Glys away from earth. NGC 6285 and NGC 6286 form a pair of interacting galaxies, with wind effect, categorized as Arp 293 in the Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies[1][2][3][4]

An uncropped version of the image showing the interacting galaxies and UGC 10641, a flat galaxy at the top left area.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6285". NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6285". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6285 (= PGC 59344, and with NGC 6286 = Arp 293)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6286 & NGC 6285". PBase. Retrieved 4 October 2015.