|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||02h 39m 52.5s|
|Declination||−34° 16′ 08″|
|Distance||630 ± ? kly (190 ± ? kpc)|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+12.9|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||24″|
|Other designations||Hodge 3|
NGC 1049 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Fornax, in the nearby Local Group galaxy of Fornax Dwarf. At a distance of 630,000 light years, it is still visible in moderate sized telescopes but the parent galaxy is nearly invisible. This globular cluster was discovered by John Herschel in the period 1834–1838, but the parent galaxy was not discovered until 1938, by Harlow Shapley.
- "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1049. Retrieved 2006-11-17.
- NGC 1049 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
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