NGC 50

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NGC 50
NGC 0050 2MASS.jpg
NGC 50 and a nearby star
Observation data (2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Cetus[1]
Right ascension 00h 14m 44.6s
Declination −07° 20′ 42″
Redshift 0.019016
Helio radial velocity 5700 km/s
Distance 257,000,000ly[1](75,000,000Parsecs)[2]
Type E5
Size (ly) 170,000[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2.344' x 1.445'[3]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12[1]
Other designations
MCG -01-01-058, 2MASX J00144455-0720423, 6dF J0014445-072042, 6dF J0014446-072042, LDCE 0010 NED003, HDCE 0009 NED003, USGC S005 NED01, GSC 4670 01062, PGC 983, NVSS J001444-072041
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 50 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Cetus with a diameter of 170,000 light-year's. It was discovered in 1865 by Gaspare Ferrari. The galaxy is, in comparison to the Milky Way, about 1.5-2 times as large. It is also physically close to NGC 49.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 50 - 99". Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  2. ^ "parsecs to lightyears conversion". Retrieved 2013-07-30. 
  3. ^ "NGC 50 - Galaxy - WIKISKY". Retrieved 2013-07-30.