NGC 135

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NGC 135
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCetus
Right ascension 00h 31m 45.9s[1]
Declination−13° 20′ 15″[1]
Redshift0.023987[1]
Helio radial velocity7191 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.0R[1]
Characteristics
TypeE/S0[1]
Other designations
PGC 2010 and 138192, IC 26[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 135 is a lenticular galaxy located in the constellation of Cetus and 335 million light-years away, and 40,000 light-years across.[2]

History[edit]

NGC 135 was discovered on October 2, 1886 by Francis Leavenworth (and was later listed as NGC 135), but when Stéphane Javelle rediscovered it on November 4, 1891, it was thought to be another object, and so it was called IC 26. Finally, in 1900, Herbert Alonzo Howe made the connection between the two objects as one. (The cause for this is that Leavenworth made an incorrect measurement.)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NED Results for IC 0135". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Seligman, Courtney. "New General Catalogue objects: NGC 100 - 149". cseligman.com. Retrieved 10 December 2017.