NGC 331

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PGC 2759
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCetus
Right ascension 00h 47m 06.8s[1]
Declination−02° 43′ 52″[1]
Redshift0.023813[1]
Helio radial velocity7,139 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)15.19[1]
Characteristics
Apparent size (V)0.8' × 0.5'[1]
Other designations
MCG -01-03-012, 2MASX J00470684-0243526, 2MASXi J0047068-024351, 6dF J0047069-024353, PGC 2759.[1]

NGC 331 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. It was discovered in 1886 by Francis Leavenworth. It was described by Dreyer as "extremely faint, very small, round, a little brighter middle, 12th magnitude star 3 arcmin northeast." There are two candidates as to which object is NGC 331: PGC 2759 or PGC 3406, with the former being a much more likely candidate than the latter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0331. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 300 - 349". Cseligman. Retrieved October 30, 2016.