NGC 248

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NGC 248
Emission nebula
Festive nebulae NGC 248.jpg
NGC 248 taken as part of a survey called the Small Magellanic cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution (SMIDGE).[1]
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 00h 45m 24.1s[2]
Declination−73° 22′ 44.4″
Distance200,000 ly
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 248 is an emission nebula in the Constellation Tucana. It was discovered in 1834 by the astronomer John Frederick William Herschel. NGC 248 is about 60 light-years long and 20 light-years wide .

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  1. ^ "Festive nebulae light up Milky Way Galaxy satellite". Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. ^ Frommert, Hartmut. "NGC 248". Retrieved 21 December 2016.