NGC 226

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NGC 226
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 00h 42m 54.0s[1]
Declination +32° 34′ 51″[1]
Redshift 0.016094[1]
Distance 216 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.31[1]
Type S[1]
Apparent size (V) 0.9' × 0.9'[1]
Other designations
UGC 00459, CGCG 500-076, 2MASX J00425403+3234516, 2MASXi J0042540+323451, IRAS 00402+3218, F00401+3218, PGC 2572.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 226 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 216 million light-years from the Sun[2] in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered on December 21, 1786 by William Herschel.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0226. 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 10, 2016.

Coordinates: Sky map 00h 42m 54.0s, +2° 34′ 51″