NGC 301

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NGC 301
NGC 301
SDSS view of NGC 301
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 00h 56m 18.3s[1]
Declination−10° 40′ 26″[1]
Helio radial velocity6,795 km/s
Distance304 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)15.1[1]
Apparent size (V)0.69' × 0.58'[1]
Other designations
2MASX J00561836-1040258, 6dF J0056183-104026, PGC 3345.[1]

NGC 301 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 204 million light-years from the Solar System[2] in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered in 1886 by Frank Muller.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0301. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b An object's distance from Earth can be determined 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. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 300 - 349". Cseligman. Retrieved October 18, 2016.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 56m 18.3s, -10° 40′ 26″