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NGC 1 (center) and NGC 2 (below)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Pegasus
Right ascension 00h 07m 15.84s[1]
Declination +27° 42′ 29.1″[1]
Redshift 0.015177[1]
Helio radial velocity 4550 ± 1 km/s[1]
Galactocentric velocity 4723 ± 7 km/s[1]
Distance 211 ± 14 Mly
(64.7 ± 4.5 Mpc)[2]
Type SbbPa Ring[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1.6' X 1.2',[1] 1'.549 x 1'.023[citation needed]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.65[1]
Absolute magnitude (V) -22.08[1]
Other designations
UGC 00057, PGC 000564, Holm 2A, GC 1.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1 is a spiral galaxy SbbPa Ring located 190 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered 30 September 1861 by Heinrich d'Arrest. [3]At about 90,000 light-years in diameter, it is just a little smaller than our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is the first object listed in the New General Catalogue.[1] In the coordinates used at the time of the catalog's compilation (epoch 1860), this object had the lowest right ascension of all the objects in the catalog, making it the first object to be listed when the objects were arranged by right ascension.[4] Since then, the coordinates have shifted, and this object no longer has the lowest right ascension of all the NGC objects.[5]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0001. Retrieved 2006-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 0001". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  3. ^ "NGC 1 (=PGC 564)". New General Catalog Objects. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Dreyer, J. L. E., "New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of stars (1888)", Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society, 49. p3, Royal Astronomical Society, 1962.
  5. ^ Erdmann, R.E., Jr., The Historically Corrected New General Catalogue of Nebulæ and Clusters of Stars, p12, retrieved and archived 13 June 2008.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 07m 15.86s, 27° 42′ 29.7″