NGC 216

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NGC 216
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 00h 41m 27.1s[1]
Declination −21° 02′ 44″[1]
Redshift 0.005150[1]
Distance 68.8 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.9r[1]
Type S0[1]
Apparent size (V) 2.0' × 0.7'[1]
Other designations
ESO 540- G 015, MCG -04-02-035, 2MASX J00412688-2102529, IRAS F00389-2119, ESO-LV 5400150, 6dF J0041268-210253, PGC 2478.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 216 is a lenticular galaxy located approximately 68.8 million light-years from the Sun[2] in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered on December 9, 1784 by William Herschel.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0216. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b An object's distance from Earth can be determinded using Hubble's law: v=Ho is Hubble's constant (70±5 (km/s)/Mpc). The relative uncertainty Δd/d divided by the distance is equal to the sum of the relative uncertainties of the velocity and v=Ho
  3. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 200 - 249". Cseligman. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 

Coordinates: Sky map 00h 41m 27.1s, -21° 02′ 44″