NGC 53

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NGC 53
NGC 0053 2MASS.jpg
2MASS image of NGC 53 and nearby stars
Observation data (2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Tucana [1]
Right ascension 00h 14m 41.8s [1]
Declination −60° 19′ 39″
Redshift 0.015237 ± 0.000087[2]
Helio radial velocity 4570 km/s
Distance 200,000,000ly[3] (65,000,000 Parsecs)[4]
Type (R)SB(r)ab [3]
Size (ly) 120,000[3]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1.698′ × 1.047′ [5]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.50 [6]
Other designations
PGC 982[5] ESO 111- G 020 ESO 001215-6036.4 AM 0012-603 FAIRALL 3 2MASX J00144279-6019425 IRAS F00122-6036 SGC 01215-6036.4 ESO-LV 1110200 2MIG 25 6dF J0014427-601942 6dF J0014428-601942 APMBGC 111-079+028 APMUKS(BJ) B001216.14-603622.4 [2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 53 is a barred spiral galaxy with a ring in the constellation Tucana.[1] It was discovered by John Herschel in 15 September 1836.[3] He described it as "very faint, small, extended".[3] The galaxy is approximately 120,000 light-years across, making it about as large as the Milky Way.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Category:NGC 53 - Wikimedia commons". Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b "NED search results for NGC 53". Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 50 - 99". Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  4. ^ "parsecs to lightyears conversion". Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  5. ^ a b "NGC 53 - Galaxy - WIKISKY". Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  6. ^ "NGC 53 » Deep Sky Objects Browser". Retrieved 2013-08-23.