NGC 210

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NGC 210
NGC 0210 2MASS JHK.jpg
2MASS Near-infrared image of NGC 210
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Cetus[1]
Right ascension 00h 40m 35.0s
Declination 13° 52′ 20″
Redshift 0.005457
Helio radial velocity 1636 km/s (1016.5 mi/s[2]
Distance 20.5 ± 1.5 Mpc (67 ± 5 Mly.)
Type SAB(s)b[2] or Sb D[3]
Apparent dimensions (V) 5.012' x 3.09' [4]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11
Other designations
MCG -02-02-081, 2MASX J00403502-1352220, 2MASXi J0040349-135221, IRAS 00380-1408, IRAS F00380-1408, AKARI J0040346-135214, CGS 126, 6dF J0040350-135222, LDCE 0041, HDCE 0030, USGC S024, AGC 400333, GSC 5271 00477, HIPASS J0040-13, PGC 002437
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 210 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered on October 3rd, 1785 by William Herschel and added to the New General Catalogue.

Physical properties[edit]

It appears to be in loose association with NGC 157 and NGC 131. It is noted for its peculiar arms, which appear to be in the process of becoming a ring galaxy. They also have several apparently dense regions throughout them. The inner part of the galaxy appears to be lenticular, with a dust lane in it. The nucleus of the galaxy appears much brighter than the rest of it, suggesting an Active galactic nucleus.


In the image at the right, 2MASX J00403079-1353088 is the edge-on galaxy directly below the brightest star in the image. It is possibly a satellite of NGC 210, but without a redshift to determine its distance, it could just as possibly be completely unrelated to NGC 210.


15.9 magnitude SN 1954R was observed on September 7th in the outer edge of NGC 210's left arm and is likely associated with the galaxy.[5]




  1. ^ "NGC 210 - DeepSkyPedia :: Astronomy". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b "NED search results for NGC 0210". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ "NGC 210-SIMBAD". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ "NGC 210 - Galaxy - WIKISKY". Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  5. ^ "SN 1954R from NED". Retrieved 2013-12-02.