Celestial Atlas
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PGC 60648
A magnitude 11.8 spiral galaxy (type SA(s)bc?) in
Octans (RA 17 39 31.8, Dec -85 18 37)
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity of 2420 km/sec, PGC 60648 is about 110 to 115 million light years away, in good agreement with redshift-independent distance estimates of 90 to 125 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of 2.75 by 1.75 arcmin, it is 90 thousand light years across.
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 60648
Above, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on PGC 60648
Below, a 3 arcmin wide image of the galaxy (Image Credit & © Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey; used by permission)
Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey image of spiral galaxy PGC 60648
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