NGC 171

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NGC 171
NGC 171
NGC 171 as seen on SDSS
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 00h 37m 21.5s[1]
Declination−19° 56′ 03″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.90[1]
Apparent size (V)2.1' × 1.9'[1]
Other designations
ESO 540- G 006, MCG -03-02-024, 2MASX J00372152-1956032, 2MASXi J0037129-195609, IRAS 00348-2012, IRAS F00348-2012, ESO-LV 5400060, 6dF J0037125-195603, PGC 2232.[1]

NGC 171 is a barred spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of 12, located around 3 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. The galaxy has 2 main medium-wound arms, with a few minor arms, and a fairly bright nucleus and bulge. It was discovered on 20 October 1784 by William Herschel.[3] It is also known as NGC 175.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0171. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  2. ^ "NGC 171". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  3. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 150 - 199". Retrieved 2018-02-08.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 37m 21.5s, -19° 56′ 03″