NGC 252

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NGC 252
NGC 252.png
NGC 252 (center), taken by the PROMPT 2 Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 00h 48m 01.484s[1]
Declination +27° 37′ 25.76″[1]
Redshift 0.016471[2]
Helio radial velocity 4938[2]
Distance 245.54 ± 31.56 Mly (75.283 ± 9.677 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.4
Apparent magnitude (B) 12.49
Characteristics
Type (R)SA0+(r)[2]
Size 121.4 kly (37.23 kpc)[2]
Apparent size (V) 1.7′ × 1.309′[2]
Other designations
UGC 491, MGC+04-03-004, PGC 2819[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 252 is a lenticular galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1786.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Skrutskie, M. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 252. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "NGC 252". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "NGC 252 (= PGC 2819)". cseligman. Retrieved 12 February 2017.