NGC 7

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NGC 7
NGC 7
NGC 7 by GALEX (ultraviolet)
Observation data
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 08m 20.9s
Declination −29° 54′ 54″
Redshift 0.004987[1]
Helio radial velocity 1495 ± 2 km/s[1]
Distance 71.4 ± 5.2 Mly
(21.9 ± 1.6 Mpc)[2]
Type Spiral, possibly barred[3]
edge-on?[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2.2' x 0.5'[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.5[1]
Other designations
MCG-05-01-037, ESO 409-G022, AM 0005-301, PGC 627, h 4014, GC 2[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 7 is a spiral galaxy located in the Sculptor constellation. It was discovered by English astronomer John Herschel in 1834, who was using an 18.7 inch reflector telescope at the time.[3] Astronomer Steve Gottlieb described the galaxy as faint, albeit large, and edge-on from the perspective of the Milky Way; he also noted how the galaxy could only be observed clearly with the peripheral vision, not by looking directly at it.[3]

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0007. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 0007". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d "DSS Images for NGC 000 thru NGC 099". NGC/IC Project. Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 

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