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.

Satellites[edit]

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.

Supernovae[edit]

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]

Gallery[edit]

N210s.jpg

References[edit]

  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.