NGC 151 from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter using the 0.8m Schulman Telescope
|Right ascension||00h 34m 02.8s|
|Declination||−09° 42′ 18″|
|Helio radial velocity||3745 km/s|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11.6 mag|
The galaxy was discovered by English astronomer William Herschel on November 28, 1785. In 1886, Lewis Swift observed the same galaxy and catalogued it as NGC 153 and later was identified to be NGC 151.
The galaxy, viewed from almost face on, has several bright, blue, dusty spiral arms filled with active star formation. One noticeable feature of the galaxy is a large gap between the spiral arms.
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