NGC 1566

NGC 1566

NGC 1566
A close-up image of NGC 1566 taken by the Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 4h 20m .4s[1]
Declination −54° 56′ 16″[1]
Redshift 0.005017[1]
Helio radial velocity 1504 ± 2 km/s[1]
Distance 38.4 ± 18.6 Mly
(11.8 ± 5.7 Mpc)[2]
Type SAB(rs)bc[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 8′.3 × 6′.6[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.3[1]
Other designations
PGC 14897[1]

NGC 1566 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Dorado. It is the dominant[3] member of the Dorado Group and also its brightest member.[4][5] It is one of the brightest Seyfert galaxies in the sky.[3] Its absolute luminosity is 3.7×1010 L.[6] It contains 1.4×1010 M of H I.[6]

SN 2010el

On June 19, 2010, Berto Monard from South Africa detected a magnitude 16 supernova 13" west and 22" south of the center of NGC 1566 at coordinates 04 19 58.83 -54 56 38.5.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database", Results for NGC 1566, retrieved 2007-04-01 
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 1566". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b  
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  5. ^ Firth, P.; Evstigneeva, E. A.; Jones, J. B.; Drinkwater, M. J.; Phillipps, S.; Gregg, M. D. (November 2006), "Kinematics, substructure and luminosity-weighted dynamics of six nearby galaxy groups",  
  6. ^ a b Virginia A. Kilborn;  
  7. ^ David Bishop. "Latest Supernovae". supernovae.net (International Supernovae Network). Retrieved 2010-06-21. 

External links

  • Spitzer Space Telescope page on NGC 1566
  • Discovery image of SN 2010el (2010-06-19; The star to the left of the core of the galaxy is magnitude 12.3)
  • NGC 1566 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images