NGC 1985

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NGC 1985
Reflection nebula
NGC 1985 Aladin.jpg
Reflection nebula NGC 1985
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 05h 37m 47.8s[1]
Declination+31° 59′ 20″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.8[2]
ConstellationAuriga
Physical characteristics
Dimensions0.68[2]
Designations2MASS J05374779+3159200[3], PK 176 + 0.1, CS = 13.6[2], GC 1188, h 359, H 3.865.[4]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 1985 (also known as 2MASS J05374779+3159200) is a small, bright reflection nebula located in the Auriga. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 13, 1790.[5] It has an Apparent Magnitude of 12.8 and its size is 0.68.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NED results for object NGC 1985*". NED. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Object: NGC 1985 (*)". SEDS. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  3. ^ "NGC1985". LEDA. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "NGC 1985". SEDS. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. ^ "NGC 1985". cseligman. Retrieved 25 November 2017.