NGC 442

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NGC 442
NGC 442
NGC 431 as seen by 2MASS
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 01h 14m 38.6s[1]
Declination−01° 01′ 14″[1]
Helio radial velocity5,588 km/s[1]
Distance261.58 Mly (80.200 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.45[1]
Absolute magnitude (V)-22.42[1]
TypeS0/a? (edge on)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.0' × 0.5'[1]
Other designations
UGC 00789, CGCG 385-041, MCG +00-04-054, 2MASX J01143863-0101139, 2MASXi J0114385-010113, 6dF J0114385-010114, 6dFGSv 00692, PGC 4484.[1]

NGC 442 is a spiral galaxy of type S0/a? (edge on) located in the constellation Cetus. Lewis Swift discovered it on October 21, 1886. Dreyer first described it as "very faint, small, round, bright star to southeast." The star is actually located northeast of NGC 442, but, due to the way optical telescopes worked, it wasn't unusual for some confusion of directions to occur.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0442. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 400 - 449". Cseligman. Retrieved April 22, 2017.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 442 at Wikimedia Commons