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  APOD Search Results for "ngc 253"
NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest.
NGC 253 appears visually as one of the brightest spirals on the sky, and is easily visible in southern hemisphere with a good pair of binoculars.
NGC 253 is considered a "starburst" galaxy because of high star formation rates and dense dust clouds in its nucleus.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /cgi-bin/apod/apod_search?ngc+253   (758 words)

 The First 30 NGC objects By Paul Markov
NGC 20, 21, and 29 lie within the same field of view, and all are within half a degree of a magnitude 7.1 star.
NGC 13, 21, and 29 lie within the same field of view, and all are within half a degree of a magnitude 7.1 star.
NGC 13, 20, and 29 lie within the same field of view, and all are within half a degree of a magnitude 7.1 star.
www.astrobuysell.com /paul/30ngc.htm   (1744 words)

 About NGC - NGC Group of Companies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NGC Managers are also responsible for ensuring that employees under their supervision are familiar with NGC’s policies, rules and guiding principles.
NGC actively supports employees’ membership in professional bodies, which prescribe and regulate rules of conduct and ethical behaviour that members are expected to adhere to and advocate.
Some of the other rules that NGC enforces to ensure fair treatment and transparency include competitive bidding; sealed bids opened in the presence of all bidders; and uniformity, consistency and transparency in all communications with tenderers on any substantive aspects of their bids subsequent to their submission.
www.ngc.co.tt /Knowledge_Centre/NGC_Ethics/NGC_Ethics.asp   (1848 words)

 Indiantelevision.com > Special Report > NGC: Thinking Again to entertain and educate
NGC is aiming to push this figure up by 200 per cent by the end of June 2006.
NGC sought to leverage the 50th anniversary of the Everest climb.
NGC is certainly on the right path as far as making itself more relevant is concerned.
www.indiantelevision.com /special/y2k5/NGC.htm   (2342 words)

 NGC 3991/4/5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NGC 3995, at left (east), has the distinction of being the bluest galaxy in the Second Reference Catalog, as well as of being termed a supergiant compact galaxy by Vorontsov-Velyaminov (this kind of thing can happen if you define compactness with a surface-brightness rather than size criterion).
NGC 3991 is the shred-like string of star-forming regions at the northwest corner, and NGC 3994 is the spiral with an internal ring of star-forming region at the southern end of this little grouping.
NGC 3995 is also distinguished by having an extraordinarily small rotation velocity - if it is really a disk seen almost edge-on, it has only one tenth of our galaxy's rotation speed.
crux.astr.ua.edu /gifimages/ngc3991.html   (166 words)

 Gemini Observatory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the image, the face-on spiral galaxy NGC 6946 is ablaze with colorful galactic fireworks fueled by the births and deaths of multitudes of brilliant, massive stars.
Yet, it is the ubiquitous occurrence of starbirth throughout NGC 6946 and not its supernovae that lend this galaxy its blazingly colorful appearance.
NGC 6946 lies between 10 and 20 million light-years away on the border between the constellations of Cepheus and Cygnus, and was discovered by Sir William Herschel (1738-1822) on September 9, 1798.
www.gemini.edu /index.php?option=content&task=view&id=116   (752 words)

 Atoms for Peace Galaxy (NGC 7252)
These unusual, young-looking globular clusters are the most obvious fruits of the suspected galaxy merger, originating in the infall of gas and subsequent burst of star formation that the merger triggered.
The globular clusters found in NGC 7252 are thought to resemble the progenitors of similar clusters that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy.
That this structure is a remnant of the collision between two galaxies is also supported by the fact that the mini-spiral is rotating in a direction opposite to the rest of the galaxy.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/A/Atoms_For_Peace_Galaxy.html   (518 words)

 NGC 5866 / Messier 102 ?
NGC 5866 is a beautiful lenticular galaxy of visual magnitude 10.0 or 9.6 (the first value from Sky Catalogue 2000.0, the latter is an estimate by Don Machholz).
NGC 5866 was probably first seen by Pierre Méchain in March 1781, or by Charles Messier shortly after that time.
There is evidence that Charles Messier has probably observed NGC 5866 when measuring this position, as it is almost exactly 5 degrees preceding (west) of the actual position of the object, very probably a data reduction error of some kind.
www.obspm.fr /messier/m/ngc5866.html   (833 words)

 NGC 1850
NGC 1850 is a young cluster situated in the bar of the LMC.
Observations of NGC 1850 were obtained on the 1-m and 2.3m telescopes at Siding Spring Observatory using a variety of CCD detectors.
NGC 1854 is the smaller cluster in the upper left edge of Figure 3.1.
www.mso.anu.edu.au /~kim/thesis/node6.html   (5801 words)

 HubbleSite - Galaxy NGC 1427A Plunges Toward the Fornax Galaxy Cluster - Image - 3/3/2005
NGC 1427A, which is located some 62 million light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Fornax, shows numerous hot, blue stars in this newly released image obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
When the gas within NGC 1427A collides with the Fornax gas, it is compressed to the point that it starts to collapse under its own gravity.
To the upper left of NGC 1427A is a background galaxy that happens to lie near Hubble's line of sight but is some 25 times further away.
hubblesite.org /newscenter/newsdesk/archive/releases/2005/09/image/a   (771 words)

 Market Sectors - NGC PLC
NGC Oil Services Ltd., is a subsidiary of NGC providing speciality chemicals to the petroleum and related industries.
NGC aims to be a leading force in West Africa for the manufacturing and distribution of household consumer products.
NGC's vision is to maintain it's leading position as a major manufacturing chemical corporation, providing chemical manufacturing and process industries with high quality products, adapting licensed-in technology to local conditions.
www.ngcplc.com /markets.htm   (459 words)

 Chevron Press Release - NGC Corp. And Chevron Corp. Sign Exclusivity Agreement To Negotiate Merger
NGC will be responsible for the marketing of energy products and other commercial aspects related to the Venice joint venture.
NGC and Chevron do not intend to provides updates regarding the proposed transaction until definitive agreements are executed or the exclusivity period expires on March 31, 1996.
NGC Corp. is a leading gatherer, processor, transporter and marketer of energy products and services in North America and the United Kingdom.
www.chevron.com /news/archive/chevron_press/1996/96-1-22.asp   (761 words)

 Multi-Wavelength Observations of the NGC 4410 Galaxy Group
NGC 4410B is at the edge of the image, to the west.
The secondary peak to the east is at the nucleus of NGC 4410B.
NGC 4410A is a radio galaxy, with two large lobes visible in radio continuum maps.
www.etsu.edu /physics/bsmith/research/n4410.html   (1221 words)

 The NGC on the Net
NGC 2000.0 is also available on paper or diskettes from Sky Publishing.
The codes used to describe the objects in the NGC catalog are extremely compact and extremely helpful.
Similarly the galaxy NGC 2863 in Hydra is described as:
obs.nineplanets.org /ngc.html   (568 words)

 Universe Today - Spiral Galaxy NGC 2403
NGC 2403 is an Sc type galaxy with open spiral arms and a small nucleus.
At a distance of 10 million light years, NGC 2403 is an Sc type galaxy, which has open spiral arms and a small nucleus.
NGC 2403 has become an important standard galaxy when deciding the distances to other galaxies, as we recognize the vast expanse of space.
www.universetoday.com /am/publish/spiral_galaxy_ngc2403.html   (448 words)

 Hubble Heritage
Detailed observations of NGC 1275 indicate that the dusty material belongs to a spiral system seen nearly edge-on in the foreground.
NGC 1275 is about 235 million light-years away in the constellation Perseus.
Although similar in shape to the old globular clusters in the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 1275's clusters are much younger and contain 100,000 to a million stars each.
heritage.stsci.edu /2003/14/caption.html   (366 words)

 The open cluster NGC 3293   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Unlike the Sun, many stars are found in brilliant clusters such as NGC 3293 where they spend their lives.
At birth, which should have been at much the same time for all the stars in NGC 3293, the most massive stars are hot and very luminous and therefore appear as the brightest blue stars.
The bright orange star in NGC 3293 is the member of the cluster which has aged fastest.
www.aao.gov.au /images/captions/aat010.html   (180 words)

 NGC 2359, Nebula, aka Thor's Helmet
This ring-shaped nebulosity results from the interaction between the stellar wind of a central Wolf-Rayet star and the interstellar matter.
The emission from the nebula comes from the interaction between the ultraviolet photons emitted by the star and the gas in the bubble.
NGC 2359 is quite different than a planetary nebula.
www.kopernik.org /images/archive/n2359.htm   (361 words)

 NGC 4571   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NGC 4571 was one of the discoveries of William Herschel who listed it as H III.602.
It was proposed as possible candidate for M91 by John Herschel in his General Catalogue (GC), and consequently in Dreyer's NGC; we now know that M91 is very probably NGC 4548 (H II.120).
NGC 4571 came into discussion in summer 1994 when a group of astronomers at the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) used observations of 3 Cepheids in this galaxy for a determination of the Hubble constant.
www.obspm.fr /messier/xtra/ngc/n4571.html   (148 words)

 NGC 7331, Spiral Galaxy, and Galaxy Group
NGC 7331 is the brightest galaxy in Pegasus.
This, along with evidence of a very faint filament of material stretching between Stephan's Quintet and NGC 7331, argues for a past gravitational interaction.
NGC 7320, the largest member of the Quintet, lies in the foreground of its more distant members, and is the most likely candidate for an ancient association with NGC 7331.
www.kopernik.org /images/archive/n7331.htm   (314 words)

 Project Mission Explanation
In 1895 and 1908, he published supplements to the NGC which he called the Index Catalogues.
Thus, the catalogue numbers -- preceded by the catalogue acronyms, NGC and IC -- are still frequently used by astronomers to refer to these objects.
Attempts have been made to reobserve all the NGC objects, and to remove the errors in the catalogue.
www.ngcic.org /mission.htm   (903 words)

 NGC 470 & NGC 474
He felt that NGC 470 was the brighter of the two.
NGC 474 (bottom-right in the image) has a very bright core, which dominates the view.
As NGC 470 passed near its gravity disrupted the thick disk.
www.skyhound.com /sh/archive/nov/NGC_470.html   (356 words)

 NGC 2276   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Its asymmetry (with what look like a leading and trailing or upstream and downstream edge) rated it an appearance in the Arp Atlas, both individually (number 25) and as a wide pair with the elliptical galaxy NGC 2300 (number 114).
Concomitant with the high star formation rate inferred from H-alpha emission, NGC 2276 has had several observed supernovae throughout this century - most of them along the prominent western rim of star-forming regions.
The NGC 2276/2300 pair (or group, with some other faint galaxies) achieved notoriety with the detection by Mulchaey et al.
crux.astr.ua.edu /gifimages/ngc2276.html   (239 words)

 Long NGC 6231 distance
We have calculated the position of NGC 6397’s disk passage in a polar coordinate system with the origin at the Galactic center as shown in Figure 1.
We submit that NGC 6397 may have had the opportunity to trigger the formation of NGC 6231, and Wallin et al.
To determine if this case is really winnable, the large uncertainties in the locations of NGC 6397 and NGC 6231 at the time of the crime need to be better constrained.
www.physci.wsc.ma.edu /dept/aasrees/ngc6231aasposter.htm   (2085 words)

 NGC 253
NGC 253 reveals a bar which has been detected in the near-infrared (Scoville et al.
The emission is distributed rather similar to the optical light and shows a rather regularly rotating spiral galaxy (Koribalski, Whiteoak and Houghton 1995).
The major-axis position-velocity diagram of NGC 253 is rather similar to that of NGC 1808 (Fig.
www.atnf.csiro.au /people/bkoribal/min_lecture/node7.html   (419 words)

 Lumicon NGC Sky Vector
The Lumicon NGC Sky Vector™ is a state-of-the-art digital setting circle system, providing virtually any astronomical telescope, whether equatorial or altazimuth, with a continuous, real-time digital readout of right ascension and declination coordinates.
The Lumicon NGC Sky Vector computer weighs only 8 ounces - with the 9-volt battery installed - and may therefore be conveniently mounted near the eyepiece of the telescope without upsetting the balance.
The Lumicon NGC Sky Vector Kit is for experienced amateur telescope makers who want to mount the Lumicon NGC Sky Vector on their homemade telescopes.
www.lumicon.com /nsv.htm   (548 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - NGC contracts 1.3 bn cfpd of capacity from El Paso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Under the terms of the arrangement, NGC will pay a reservation charge of 12 $cents per dekatherm per day plus minimum usage charges ranging from 1.6 $cents to 3.7 $cents per dekatherm per day, depending on the basin from which the natural gas originates.
The contracts have a provision whereby NGC will pay a minimum charge equal to the full reservation charge on at least 50 % of the contracted volumes in each month during 1998 and on at least 72 % of the contracted volumes in each month during 1999.
The arrangement also positions NGC for continued growth in the Western U.S.," said Steve Bergstrom, President and Chief Operating Officer of Natural Gas Clearinghouse and Senior Vice President of NGC Corp.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/company/cnn75057.htm   (256 words)

 NGC 2244 and the Rosette Nebula NGC 2237-9
The Rosetta Nebula is a vast cloud of dust and gas, extending over an area of more than 1 degree across, or about 5 times the area covered by the full moon.
Within the nebula, open star cluster NGC 2244 is situated, consisted of the young stars which recently formed from the nebula's material, and the brightest of which make the nebula shine by exciting its atoms to emit radiation.
Star formation is still in progress in this vast cloud of interstellar matter; a recent finding of a very young star with a Herbig-Haro type jet by astronomers at the NOAO has been announced in Press Release NOAO 04-03 on January 22, 2004.
www.seds.org /messier/xtra/ngc/n2244.html   (402 words)

 DOC NGC 5128 Centaurus A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This galaxy is a member of the fairly nearby Centaurus group of galaxies, which includes NGC 4945, 5102, 5128, 5236 and NGC 5253.
Two (NGC 5102 and perhaps NGC 5128=CenA) are lenticulars, three are late-type spirals Sc-Scd and one (NGC 5253) is peculiar, possibly an I0 irregular (the BGC classificaion Imp is incorrect).
Inclination: (face-on, in degrees) 44 Total photoelectric blue mag 7.84 Total colour index 1.00 Logarithm of the angular diameter D25 (arcminutes) 2.41 Blue photographic magnitude 7.18 This galaxy is included in a sample of galaxies with velocity less than 500km/s with respect to the centroid of the Local Group.
www.saao.ac.za /assa/html/doc_ngc_5128_centaurus_a.html   (790 words)

 NGC 4762
In a 6" the view of NGC 5353 and 5354 is dominated primarily by their bright cores.
NGC 5350 is considerably larger and more diffuse; it may require averted vision.
The nearby NGC 5371 is even larger and much more diffuse and may also require averted vision to see.
www.skyhound.com /sh/archive/may/Hickson_68.html   (231 words)

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