NGC 1560

Alt. Designations: NGC 1560
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 10.7 mly
Right Ascension: 04h 32m 47.5s
Declination: +71° 52´ 46"
Visual Magnitude: 11.4
Apparent Dimension: 9.8´ X 1.5´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 1560, also known as IC 2062, is am 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy, in the constellation of Camelopardalis. Its distance is unknown because it is too near for the Universal expansion to affect its motion relative to Earth. It has a negative radial velocity of -35 km/second. However, based on its redshift-independent distance estimates, it may range from 5 to 15 million light years. Currently, the most accurate estimage is approximately 10 to 12 million light years. At this distance, it is relatively close to Earth, but not part of the Local Group.