NGC 24

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NGC 24
NGC 24
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 09m 56.5s[2]
Declination −24° 57′ 47″[2]
Redshift 0.001848[2]
Helio radial velocity 554 ± 2 km/s[2]
Distance 22.5 ± 9.8 Mly
(6.9 ± 3 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.4[2]
Characteristics
Type Sc[4]
Apparent size (V) 5.7' x 1.5'
Other designations
UGCA 2, ESO 472-G016, MCG-04-01-018, CGS 119, PGC 701, ESO-LV 4720160
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 24 is a spiral galaxy in the Sculptor constellation. It was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1785, and measures some 40,000 light-years across.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The hidden dark side of NGC 24". www.spacetelescope.org. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0024. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 0024". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  4. ^ "NGC 24". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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