NGC 140

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NGC 140
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Andromeda [1]
Right ascension 00h 31m 20.5s[2]
Declination +30° 47′ 33″[2]
Redshift 0.021458[2]
Helio radial velocity 6433 km/s[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.94[2]
Characteristics
Type Scd[1]
Apparent size (V) 1.35' × 1.15'[1]
Notable features "Very faint, small, round, gradually brighter middle." [1]
Other designations
UGC 311,[2] PGC 1916[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 140 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda. It was discovered by Truman Henry Safford on November 23, 1785.[1]

Historical Information[edit]

On October 8, 1966, Truman Safford discovered NGC 140, and published the discovery in the appendix of an obscure paper. Sixteen years later, on the 5th of November, Edouard Stephan discovered the same object, but was unaware of Safford's earlier discovery. Wolfgang Steinicke's version of the catalog lists Safford as the discoverer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Seligman, Courtney. "NGC Objects: NGC 100-149-NGC 140". Celestial Atlas. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NED results for the object NGC 0140". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 29 May 2016.