NGC 218

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UGC 480
UGC 480 (right) interacting with PGC 2726
Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 00h 46m 32.0s[1]
Declination+36° 19′ 32″[1]
Distance~500 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.50[1]
Apparent magnitude (B)13.6[3]
Apparent size (V)1.5' × 1.2'[1]
Other designations
UGC 480, UGC 480 W, CGCG 519-021, MCG +06-02-016, VV 527A, KPG 16A, 2MASX J00463200+3619318, 2MASXi J0046319+361932, IRAS 00438+3603, F00437+3603, PGC 2720.[1]

UGC 480 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 500 million light-years from the Sun[2] in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered on October 17, 1876 by Édouard Stephan, and is interacting with the galaxy PGC 2726.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0218. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  2. ^ a b An object's distance from Earth can be determined 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. ^ "UGC 480". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 200 - 249". Cseligman. Retrieved September 10, 2016.

Coordinates: Sky map 00h 46m 32.0s, 36° 19′ 32″