NGC 275 is a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 63 million light-years from the Solar System[2] in the constellation Cetus. It is one of a pair of galaxies, the other being NGC 274. It was discovered on October 9, 1828, by John Herschel.[3]

NGC 275
NGC 0275 SDSS.jpg
NGC 275 along with its companion, NGC 274 (image taken by SDSS)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 51m 04.2s[1]
Declination−07° 04′ 00″[1]
Distance63 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.16[1]
Apparent size (V)1.5' × 1.1'[1]
Notable featuresInteracting with NGC 274
Other designations
MCG -01-03-022, PGC 2984, GC 157, h 70, IRAS 00485-0720.[1]

The galaxy was described as "very faint, small, round, southeastern of 2" by John Dreyer in the New General Catalogue, with the other of the two galaxies being NGC 274.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 0275. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b An object's distance from Earth can be determined using Hubble's law: v=Ho is Hubble's constant (70±5 (km/s)/Mpc). The relative uncertainty Δd/d divided by the distance is equal to the sum of the relative uncertainties of the velocity and v=Ho
  3. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 250 - 299". Cseligman. Retrieved October 15, 2016.

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