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NGC 8's binary stars
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Pegasus
Right ascension 00h 08m 45.3s[1]
Declination +23° 50′ 20″[1]
Other designations
NGC0008 PGC 000648, Holm 3B[1]

NGC 8 is a double star system[1] (K5 and F8) in the constellation Pegasus, discovered on 29 September 1865 by Otto Struve.[2] It is approximately 2.7 arc minutes away from NGC 9.[3] They are most likely unrelated stars, simply an optical binary.


  1. ^ a b c d "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0008. 
  2. ^ Steinicke, Wolfgang (2010). Observing and Cataloguing Nebulae and Star Clusters. Cambridge University Press. p. 283. ISBN 9780521192675. 
  3. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Notes for object NGC 0008. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 08m 45.3s, +23° 50′ 20″