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The Cosmos with NGC 2787

NGC 2787 is a barred lenticular galaxy approximately 24 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. In 1999, the Hubble Space Telescope took a look at NGC 2787. The supermassive black hole at the core has a mass of 4.1+0.4
−0.5×107 M
.

NGC 2787 contains a low-ionization nuclear emission-line region (LINER), a type of region that is characterized by spectral line emission from weakly ionized atoms. LINERs are very common within lenticular galaxies, approximately one-fifth of nearby lenticular galaxies contain LINERs

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