NGC 131

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NGC 131
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 29m 38.5s[1]
Declination −33° 15′ 35″[1]
Redshift 0.004703[1]
Helio radial velocity 1410 km/s[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.78[1]
Characteristics
Type SB(s)b[1]
Other designations
PGC 1813 and 199360
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 131 is a spiral galaxy that was discovered on September 25, 1834, by John Herschel. This galaxy belongs in the NGC 134 group of galaxies: NGC 115, NGC 148, NGC 150, PGC 2000 (often confused with IC 1554), IC 1555, and PGC 2044.[3]

Appearance[edit]

John Herschel described the galaxy as "faint, pretty large, pretty much extended, very gradually brighter middle."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e NED Results for the object NGC 0131
  2. ^ "NED Results for the object NGC 0131". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  3. ^ New General Catalogue: NGC 100-149 - NGC 131