NGC 115

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NGC 115
NGC 115
DSS picture of NGC 115
Observation data
ConstellationSculptor
Right ascension 00h 26m 46.3s
Declination−33° 40′ 38″
Redshift0.006089 [1]
Helio radial velocity1825 km/s[1]
Distance85 Mly
[2]
Characteristics
TypeSB(s)bc?
Size50,000 ly

NGC 115 is a spiral galaxy located in the Sculptor constellation.

It was discovered by the British astronomer, John Herschel, on September 25, 1834.

The galaxy is approximately 85 million light-years from earth, and is about 50,000 light-years in diameter, nearly half the size of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0115. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Celestial Atlas". Cseligman. Retrieved August 19, 2015.

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