NGC 276

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NGC 276
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]
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]

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  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″