NGC 131 is a spiral galaxy that was discovered on September 25, 1834, by John Herschel. This galaxy belongs in the NGC 134 group of galaxies: NGC 115, NGC 148, NGC 150, PGC 2000 (often confused with IC 1554), IC 1555, and PGC 2044.[3]

NGC 131
NGC 0131 DSS.jpg
DSS image of NGC 131
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationSculptor
Right ascension00h 29m 38.5s[1]
Declination−33° 15′ 35″[1]
Redshift0.004703[1]
Helio radial velocity1410 km/s[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.78[1]
Characteristics
TypeSB(s)b[1]
Other designations
PGC 1813 and 199360

AppearanceEdit

John Herschel described the galaxy as "faint, pretty large, pretty much extended, very gradually brighter middle."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e NED Results for the object NGC 0131
  2. ^ "NED Results for the object NGC 0131". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  3. ^ New General Catalogue: NGC 100-149 - NGC 131

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to NGC 131 at Wikimedia Commons