NGC 6300

NGC 6300

NGC 6300
NGC 6300 as seen through the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 16m 59.5s
Declination −62° 49′ 40″
Redshift 0.003699±0.000010
Helio radial velocity 1109±3 km/s
Galactocentric velocity 997±5 km/s
Type SB(rs)b
Apparent dimensions (V) 4.30′ × 2.8′
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.78
Absolute magnitude (V) -21.90
Other designations
ESO 101-25, VV 734, IRAS17123-6245 and PGC 60001
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/

NGC 6300 is a Seyfert galaxy located in the constellation Ara. It is designated as SB(rs)b in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on 30 June 1826. NGC 6300 is located at about 0.051Gyls away from earth. It is suspected that a massive black hole (300,000 times the mass of Sun) may be at it's center, pulling all the nearby objects into it. In turn, it emits large amounts of X-rays.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6300". NASA/IPAC extragalactic database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6300". Seds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "NGC 6300 (= PGC 60001)". cseligman. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "NGC 6300". The NGC/IC Project. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "ESO’s New Technology Telescope Revisits NGC 6300". ESO. Retrieved 4 October 2015.