NGC 499

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NGC 499
NGC498 - NGC499 - SDSS DR14.png
SDSS view of NGC 499 and the smaller NGC 498
Observation data (J2000[1] epoch)
Right ascension 01h 23m 11.5s[3]
Declination+33° 27′ 28″[3]
Redshift+0.014691 ± 0.000117[1]
Helio radial velocity(4372 ± 35.2) km/s[1]
Distance197 Mly[4]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.2[2]
Apparent size (V)1.7' × 1.3'[2]
Other designations
PGC 5060, IC 1686, UGC 926, GC 289, MCG 5-4-38, 2MASS J01231145+3327362, H 3.158, h 106, CGCG 502-059[2][1][5]

NGC 499, also occasionally referred to as PGC 5060, IC 1686 or GC 289, is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Pisces.[2] It located approximately 197 million light-years from the Solar System[4] and was discovered on 12 September, 1784 by astronomer William Herschel.[5]

The NGC 499 Group is named after the galaxy.[3]

Observation history[edit]

The object was discovered by Herschel along with NGC 495 and NGC 496. He initially described the discovery as "Three [NGC 499 along with NGC 495 and 496], eS and F, forming a triangle.". As he observed the trio again the next night, he was able to make out more detail: "Three, forming a [right triangle]; the [right angle] to the south NGC 499, the short leg preceding [NGC 496], the long towards the north [NGC 495]. Those in the legs [NGC 496 and 495] the faintest imaginable; that at the rectangle [NGC 499] a deal larger and brighter, but still very faint."[6]

NGC 499 was later also observed by William Herschel's son John Herschel[5] and independently found by Stéphane Javelle in 1899.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "NGC 499". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Revised NGC Data for NGC 499". Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  3. ^ a b c "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ a b c "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 450 - 499". Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  6. ^ a b "". Astronomy Mall. Retrieved 2017-11-07.

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Coordinates: Sky map 01h 23m 11.5s, +33° 27′ 28″