NGC 519

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NGC 519
NGC 519
NGC 519 as seen on SDSS
Observation data (J2000[1] epoch)
Right ascension 01h 24m 28.6s[3]
Declination−01° 38′ 29″[3]
Redshift0.017756 ± 0.000260[1]
Helio radial velocity(5276 ± 78) km/s[1]
Distance242 Mly[4]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.4[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)15.4[2]
Apparent size (V)0.5' × 0.3'[2]
Other designations
PGC 5182, MGC +00-04-116, 2MASS J01242863-0138284[1][5]

NGC 519, also occasionally referred to as PGC 5182 is an elliptical galaxy located approximately 242 million light-years from the Solar System[4] in the constellation Cetus.[2] It was discovered on 20 November 1886 by astronomer Lewis Swift.[5]

Observation history[edit]

Swift discovered the object along with NGC 530, 538 and 557 using a 16-inch refractor telescope at the Warner Observatory.[6] It was later catalogued by John Louis Emil Dreyer in the New General Catalogue, where the galaxy was described as "most extremely faint, very small, round, very difficult".[5]


The galaxy appears very dim in the sky as it only has an apparent visual magnitude of 14.4. It can be classified as type E using the Hubble Sequence.[2] The object's distance of roughly 240 million light-years from the Solar System can be estimated using its redshift and Hubble's law.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "NGC 519". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Revised NGC Data for NGC 519". Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  3. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  4. ^ a b c 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 500 - 549". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  6. ^ "".

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Coordinates: Sky map 01h 24m 28.6s, -01° 38′ 29″