NGC 227

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NGC 227
NGC227 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 227
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 00h 42m 36.8s[1]
Declination−01° 31′ 44″[1]
Distance237 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.11[1]
Apparent size (V)1.6' × 1.3'[1]
Other designations
UGC 456, CGCG 383-076, MCG +00-02-135, 2MASX J00423684-0131436, 2MASXi J0042365-013137, 6dF J0042367-013144, PGC 2547.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 227 is a lenticular galaxy located approximately 237 million light-years from the Sun[2] in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered on October 1, 1785 by William Herschel.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0227. 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. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 200 - 249". Cseligman. Retrieved September 15, 2016.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 42m 36.8s, -01° 31′ 44″