NGC 462

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NGC 462
NGC 462 as seen on SDSS
Observation data (J2000[1] epoch)
Right ascension01h 18m 10.9s[2]
Declination+04° 13′ 35″[2]
Redshift0.04650 ± 0.00010[1]
Helio radial velocity13615 ± 29 km/s[1]
Distance623 Mly[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)14,7
Apparent size (V)0,4' × 0,4'
Other designations
PGC 4667, GC 5162, NPM1G +03.0047[4]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 462 is an elliptical galaxy located in the Pisces constellation. It was discovered by Albert Marth on 23 October 1864. Dreyer, creator of the New General Catalogue, originally described it as "extremely faint, very small, stellar". The word stellar clearly suggests an initial misidentification of NGC 462 as a star.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "NGC 462". SIMBAD. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "NGC 462". Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 450 - 499". Retrieved 2017-12-08.

Coordinates: Sky map 01h 18m 10.9s, +04° 13′ 35″