GR 8 (galaxy) facts for kids
GR8 (Gibson Reaves 8), galaxy in Virgo
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||12h 58m 40.4s|
|Declination||±14° 13′ 03″|
|Type||ImV, dwarf galaxy|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||14.7|
|Notable features||With a lot of gas and one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way|
|Gibson Reaves 8, PGC 44491, UGC 8091, DDO 155, GR8|
|See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies|
GR 8, or UGC 8091, is a gas-rich dwarf galaxy. The NED database gives the distance between this galaxy and the Earth as about 7.9 million light years. Although near the Milky Way, it is not decided whether it is a member of the Local Group.
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