NGC 178

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NGC 178
NGC178-hst-R814GB300
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 178
Observation data
Right ascension 00h 39m 08.4s [1]
Declination −14° 10′ 22.3″ [1]
Redshift 0.0050 [1]
Helio radial velocity 1454.4 km/h [1]
Distance (comoving) 19.66 mpc [1]
Distance 64.12 mly
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.6 [2]
Apparent magnitude (B) 13.6 [1]
Characteristics
Type SBm [1]
Size 40 kly [2]
Apparent size (V) 2.1' x 0.85' [2]
Other designations
IC 39, MCG -02-02-078, PGC 1349, 2MASSX J00390839-1410222
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 178 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Cetus. The compiler of the New General Catalogue, John Louis Emil Dreyer noted that NGC 178 was "faint, small, much extended 0°, brighter middle". It was discovered on November 3, 1885 by Ormond Stone.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 39m 08.4s, -14° 10′ 22.3″