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Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1
Right Ascension0h 7m 16s
Declination+27° 42' 29"
Distancec.185,800,000 light years
c.57,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +24.8
Absolute: -21.3
Mean DiameterApparent: 1.6'
Actual: c.100,500 light years
Hubble TypeSAbc intermediate spiral
Optimum VisibilityOctober
NotesA galaxy in Pegasus of comparable dimensions to the Milky Way Galaxy. It has a spiral form, but with a small central bar that classifies it as an intermediate spiral. It lies on almost the same line of sight as the galaxy NGC 2, though in reality NGC 2 is considerably farther from the Milky Way as NGC 1.

The first object in the New General Catalogue, NGC 1, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in eastern Pegasus. The next item in the same catalogue, the more distant spiral NGC 2, is visible here almost directly southward of NGC 1. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

The first object in the New General Catalogue achieves this distinction because of its right ascension of just seven minutes and sixteen seconds. It is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Pegasus.


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