NGC 151

NGC 151

NGC 151
Observation data
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 00h 34m 02.8s
Declination −09° 42′ 18″
Redshift 0.012499[1]
Helio radial velocity 3745 km/s[1]
Distance 165 Mly
[2]
Type SB(r)bc
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.6 mag
Other designations
PGC 2035

NGC 151 is a mid-sized spiral galaxy located in the Cetus constellation.

The galaxy was discovered by English astronomer William Herschel on November 28, 1785.

The galaxy, viewed from almost face on, appears to be in the midst of a merger with its smaller companion galaxy, NGC 153. The galaxy has several bright, blue, dusty spiral arms filled with active star formation. One noticeable feature of the galaxy is a large gap between arms, possibly caused by the gravitational pull of its smaller companion.

References

  1. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0151. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Celestial Atlas". Cseligman. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 

External links

  • NGC 151 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images