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ngc6027

Seyfert's Sextet
Object
Cat.
Const
Type
Common Name
RAHrs
RAMins
DecDeg
DecMin
vMag
Size
NGC 6027

Serpens
Galaxy Cluster
Seyfert's Sextet
15
59:11.9
+20
45:31
14


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Chart

Seyfert's Sextet is a group of galaxies about 190 million light-years away in the constellation Serpens Caput. The group appears to contain six members, but one of the galaxies is a background object and another "galaxy" is actually a separated part of one of the other galaxies. The gravitational interaction among these galaxies should continue for hundreds of millions of years. Ultimately, the galaxies will merge to form a single giant elliptical galaxy.

NGC6027_DH01t.jpg
Bagged by: Debra Holton
Method: 2m Faulks Telescope
Special Features: Galaxy cluster containing 4 galaxies, plus a 5th galaxy in the background
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