GR 8 (galaxy)

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GR 8
GR 8 o PGC 44491.jpg
GR8 (Gibson Reaves 8), galaxy in Virgo
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 58m 40.4s
Declination±14° 13′ 03″
Apparent magnitude (V)14.7
TypeImV, dwarf galaxy
Notable featuresWith a lot of gas and one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way
Other designations
Gibson Reaves 8, PGC 44491, UGC 8091, DDO 155, GR8 [1]
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.[2][3]

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  1. "SIMBAD Extragalactic Dabatase. Results of UGC 8091 (GR 8)".
  2. "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Dabatase".
  3. Tolstoy, Eline 1999. Detailed star-formation histories of nearby dwarf irregular galaxies using HST. In Patricia Whitelock and Russell Cannon (eds) The stellar content of Local Group galaxies. Proceedings of the 192nd symposium of the International Astronomical Union. Astronomical Society of the Pacific, p. 218.

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