NGC 54

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NGC 54
NGC 0054 2MASS.jpg
2MASS image of NGC 54 and a nearby star
Observation data (2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Cetus[1]
Right ascension 00h 15m 07.6s[2]
Declination 00° 07′ 58″
Redshift 0.017802 [3]
Helio radial velocity 5335 km/s[2]
Distance 240,000,000 ly[2] (78,000,000 Parsecs)[4]
Type SB(r)a [5]
size (ly) 90,000[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1.445' x 0.525' [6]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.7 [5]
Other designations
MCG -01-01-060 2MASX J00150767-070624 2MASXi J0015076-070623 IRAS F00125-0723 AKARI J0015076-070623 6dF J0015076-070624 6dF J0015077-070624 LDCE 0010 NED004 HDCE 0009 NED004 USGC S005 NED03 GSC 4670 00994 PGC 1011 NVSS J001507-070622[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 54 is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation of Cetus. The galaxy was discovered by Wilhelm Tempel in 1886, and he defined it as "very faint, pretty small, round."[2] The galaxy is 90,000 light years in diameter,[2] making it slightly smaller than the Milky Way.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Category:NGC 54 - Wikimedia commons". Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 50 - 99". Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b "NED search results for NGC 0054". Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Parsecs to Light Years Conversion Calculator". Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  5. ^ a b "NGC 54 - DeepSkyPedia :: Astronomy". Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  6. ^ "NGC 54 - Galaxy - WIKISKY". Retrieved 2013-09-05.