As Imaged by the SDSS

Observation Data
Epoch: J2000
Constellation: Pegasus
Right Ascension: 00h 07m 15.84s
Declination: +27° 42′ 29.1″
Apparent Dimensions (V): 1.6' X 1.2', 1'.549 x 1'.023
Apparent Magnitude (V): 13.65
Absolute Magnitude (V): -22.08
Type: SbbPa Ring
Helio Radial Velocity: 4723 ± 7
Redshift: 0.015177
Galactocentric Velocity: 4723 ± 7
Distance: 211 ± 14 Mly

(64.7 ± 4.5 Mpc)

Other Designations
UGC 00057, PGC 000564, Holm 2A, GC 1

NGC 1 is an Sb spiral galaxy located 190 million light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus. At about 90,000 light-years in diameter, it is just a little smaller than our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is the first object listed in William Herschel's New General Catalogue. In the coordinates used at the time of the catalog's compilation (epoch1860), this object had the lowest right ascension of all the objects in the catalog, making it the first object to be listed when the objects were arranged by right ascension. Since then, the coordinates have shifted, and this object no longer has the lowest right ascension of all the NGC objects.

External Links

  • NGC 1 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images