NGC 259

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NGC 259
NGC 0259 SDSS.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 259
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 00h 48m 03.281s[1]
Declination −02° 46′ 31.01″[1]
Redshift 0.013492[2]
Helio radial velocity 4045[2]
Distance 153.84 ± 15.74 Mly (47.169 ± 4.827 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (B) 13.4[1]
Characteristics
Type Sbc:[2]
Apparent size (V) 2.9′ × 0.6′[3]
Other designations
MCG-01-03-015, PGC 2820
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 259 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1786.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 259". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 12 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 259. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 250 - 299". cseligman.com. Retrieved 12 February 2017.