NGC 179

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NGC 179
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 00h 37m 46.3s[1]
Declination −17° 50′ 58″[1]
Redshift 0.019934[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.30[1]
Type G[1]
Apparent size (V) 0.9' × 0.8'[1]
Other designations
ESO 540- G 007, MCG -03-02-026, 2MASX J00374629-1750578, 2MASXi J0037462-175058, ESO-LV 5400070, 6dF J0037462-175058, PGC 2241.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 179 is a lenticular galaxy located 3.3 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered in 1886 by Francis Preserved Leavenworth.[2] This galaxy comprises several stars lost of interstellar matter and it can be possible to flatten more until they will faint. This galaxy was discovered by the NGC group in 1890s.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0179. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  2. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 150 - 199". Cseligman. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 

Coordinates: Sky map 00h 37m 46.3s, -17° 50′ 58″