NGC 507

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NGC 507
NGC507 - NGC508 - SDSS DR14.png
SDSS view of NGC 507 (bottom) and NGC 508 (top)
Observation data
Right ascension 01h 23.7m 00s[1]
Declination+33° 15′ 00″[1]
Helio radial velocity4934 +/- 7 km/s[3]
Galactocentric velocity5079 +/- 9 km/s[3]
Distance227 million light years away[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.3[1]
Apparent magnitude (B)12.3[1]
Surface brightness (specify)13.5[2]
Apparent size (V)2.5 feet x 2.5 feet[2]
Other designations
rp 229, CGCG 502-67, MCG 5-4-44, PGC 5098, UGC 938, V V 207
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 507, also known as rp 229, CGCG 502-67, MCG 5-4-44, PGC 5098, UGC 938, and V V 207,[2] is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Pisces. It was described as being "very faint", "pretty large", "round", "brighter in the middle", and "south of NGC 508" by John Dreyer in the New General Catalogue.[1] It was discovered by William Herschel on September 12, 1784.[4]

This image shows a vast cloud of hot gas (X-ray/red), surrounding high-energy bubbles (radio/blue) on either side of the bright white area around the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Frommert, Hartmut. "NGC 507".
  2. ^ a b c d e f Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 507 · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser.
  3. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results".
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 500 - 549".

Coordinates: Sky map 01h 23.7m 00s, +33° 15′ 00″