NGC 51

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NGC 51
NGC 0051 2MASS.jpg
NGC 51 and nearby stars
Observation data (2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Andromeda[1]
Right ascension 00:14:34.8h
Declination +48:15:22°[2]
Redshift 0.017849
Helio radial velocity 5350 km/s[2]
Distance 241,000,000Ly (74,000,000Parsecs)
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.1[1]
Characteristics
Type S0/a[3]
Size 90,000[2]
Apparent size (V) 1'.445 x 0'.891[4]
Other designations
PGC 974[4]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 51 is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. It has a diameter of 90,000 light-years.[2] The galaxy was discovered on September 7, 1885 by Lewis Swift, who described it as "Pretty faint, pretty small, round, brighter middle."[2]

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  1. ^ a b "NGC 51 >> Deep Sky Objects Browser". Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 50 - 99". Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  3. ^ "NGC 51". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "NGC 51 - Galaxy - WIKISKY". Retrieved 2013-07-31.