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NGC 185

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC18
NGC/IC NumberNGC 185
Right Ascension0h 38m 58s
Declination+48° 20' 15"
Distancec.2,100,000 light years
c.700,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.2
Absolute: -14.8
Mean DiameterApparent: 12.9' x 10.8'
Actual: 7,700 light years
Hubble TypeE3 pec Elliptical
Optimum VisibilityOctober (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NoteOne of a pair of dwarf elliptical galaxies in the southern regions of Cassiopeia, the other member of the pair being C17 (or NGC 147). Together these two small galaxies form a satellite pair to the huge Andromeda Galaxy, which lies directly to the south of C18 in the sky.


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