NGC 6300

Last updated on 9 June 2017

NGC 6300 is a barred Seyfert spiral 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 51 million light years away from earth. It is suspected that a massive black hole (300,000 times the mass of Sun) may be at its center, pulling all the nearby objects into it. In turn, it emits large amounts of X-rays.[1][2][3][4][5]

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NGC 6300 hst 09042 R814B450.png

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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.

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