NGC 140

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NGC 140
NGC140 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 140
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationAndromeda [1]
Right ascension 00h 31m 20.5s[2]
Declination+30° 47′ 33″[2]
Redshift0.021458[2]
Helio radial velocity6433 km/s[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.94[2]
Characteristics
TypeScd[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]

NGC 140 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda. It was discovered by Truman Henry Safford on October 8, 1866.[1]

Historical Information[edit]

Safford's discovery in 1866 was published in the appendix of an obscure paper. Sixteen years later, on November 5, 1882, 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.