NGC 52

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NGC 52
NGC 0052 2MASS.jpg
NGC 52 and nearby PGC 1563523 (lower right)
Observation data (2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Pegasus
Right ascension 00h 14m 40.2s [1]
Declination +18° 34′ 48″ [1]
Redshift 0.017986
Helio radial velocity 5390 km/s
Distance 243,000,000ly[2] (73,000,000 Parsecs)[3]
Type Sc [2]
size (ly) 150,000[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2.6' × 0.5' [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.6 [4]
Other designations
UGC 140 CGCG 456-042 CGCG 12.0+1817 MCG +03-01-030 2MFGC 00177 2MASX J00144010+1834551 2MASXi J0014401+183455 IRAS 00120+1818 IRAS F00120+1818 AKARI J0014401+183453 LDCE 0011 NED002 PGC 978 UZC J001440.2+183454 NVSS J001440+183455 [5]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 52 (PGC 978) is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered on September 18, 1784 by William Herschel. He described it as "very faint, small, extended."[2]

Physical Characteristics[edit]

NGC 52 is approximately 150,000 light years across.[2] This makes it, in comparison, about 1.5 times as large as our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The galaxy also has a satellite elliptical galaxy called PGC (Principal Galaxies Catalogue) 1563523.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 52 - DeepSkyPedia :: Astronomy". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 50 - 99". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. ^ "parsecs to lightyears conversion". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Category:NGC 52 - Wikimedia Commons". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Your NED Search results". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

Coordinates: Sky map 00h 14m 40.2s, +18° 34′ 48″