NGC 276

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

NGC 276
NGC 276 SDSS
NGC 276 as seen on DSS
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 00h 52m 06.6s[1]
Declination −22° 40′ 49″[1]
Redshift 0.046826[1]
Helio radial velocity 14,038 km/s[1]
Distance 626 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 15.68[1]
Characteristics
Type SB[3]
Apparent size (V) 1.0' × 0.4'[1]
Other designations
ESO 474- G 034, IC 1591, MCG -04-03-021, 2MASX J00520656-2240486, IRAS 00496-2257, ESO-LV 4740340, 6dF J0052065-224049, PGC 3054.[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 276 is a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 626 million light-years from the Solar System[2] in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered in 1886 by Frank Muller and was later also observed by DeLisle Stewart.[4]

John Dreyer, creator of the New General Catalogue describes the object as "extremely faint, pretty small, extended 265°, 11 magnitude star 3 arcmin to north". The galaxy's right ascension was later corrected in the Index Catalogue using the observation data by Stewart.[4]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0276. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b An object's distance from Earth can be determinded 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. ^ "NGC 276". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. 
  4. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 250 - 299". Cseligman. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 

Coordinates: Sky map 00h 52m 06.6s, -22° 40′ 49″