NGC 1049

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NGC 1049
NGC 1049 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
NGC 1049 by Hubble space telescope
Credit: NASA / STScI / WikiSky
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Class V
Constellation Fornax
Right ascension 02h 39m 52.5s[1]
Declination −34° 16′ 08″[1]
Distance 630 ± ? kly[citation needed] (190 ± ? kpc)
Apparent magnitude (V) +12.9
Apparent dimensions (V) 24″
Physical characteristics
Other designations Hodge 3
See also: Globular cluster, List of globular clusters

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.


  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1049. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 

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