NGC 1049

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NGC 1049
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension02h 39m 52.5s[1]
Declination−34° 16′ 08″[1]
Distance630 ± ? kly[citation needed] (190 ± ? kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V)+12.9
Apparent dimensions (V)24″
Physical characteristics
Other designationsHodge 3
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

NGC 1049 is a globular cluster located in the Local Group galaxy of the Fornax Dwarf, visible in the constellation of Fornax. At a distance of 630,000 light years, it is visible in moderate sized telescopes, while the parent galaxy is nearly invisible. This globular cluster was discovered by John Herschel on October 19, 1835,[2] while the parent galaxy was discovered in 1938 by Harlow Shapley.[3]


  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1049. Retrieved 2006-11-17.
  2. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "NGC 1049 (= GCL 3 in the Fornax dwarf galaxy)". Celestial Atlas. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ Shapley H (1938). "Two Stellar Systems of a New Kind". Nature. 142 (3598): 715–6. Bibcode:1938Natur.142..715S. doi:10.1038/142715b0.

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Coordinates: Sky map 02h 39m 52.5s, −34° 16′ 08″