NGC 47

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NGC 47
NGC 47
SDSS image of NGC 47
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 14m 30.6s[1]
Declination−07° 10′ 03″[1]
Helio radial velocity5700 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance~236 Mly (redshift)
Apparent magnitude (V)13.5[1]
Apparent size (V)2′.2 × 2′.1[1]
Notable featuresnone
Other designations
NGC 58,[1] PGC 967,[1] MCG 1-1-55,[1] IRAS 00119-0726[1]

NGC 47 (also known as NGC 58, MCG -1-1-55, IRAS00119-0726 and PGC 967) is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus, discovered in 1886 by Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel. Its alternate name NGC 58 is due to the observation by Lewis Swift, who was unaware that Tempel had already discovered the celestial object earlier. It appears as a small, faint spiral nebula with a bright core and is slightly oval.

It is approximately 236 Mly (236 million light years) from Earth, measured by way of a generic "redshift estimate".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 47. Retrieved 2006-11-25.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 14m 30.6s, −07° 10′ 03″