NGC 85 is an interacting spiral or lenticular galaxy estimated to be about 200 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda. It was discovered by Ralph Copeland in 1873 and its apparent magnitude is 15.7.[4] The galaxy appears to be interacting with the companion spiral IC 1546.

NGC 85
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NGC 85 is the bright galaxy on the lower right, next to the spiral galaxy IC 1546. Taken by Joseph D. Schulman.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 21m 25.576s[1]
Declination+22° 30′ 42.11″[1]
Helio radial velocity6204[2]
Distance183.3 Mly (56.20 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)14.9[3]
Size24,000 ly (7,360 pc)[2]
Apparent size (V)0.45′ × 0.45′[2]
Other designations
MCG+04-02-007, PGC 1375[3]


  1. ^ a b Skrutskie, Michael F.; Cutri, Roc M.; Stiening, Rae; Weinberg, Martin D.; Schneider, Stephen E.; Carpenter, John M.; Beichman, Charles A.; Capps, Richard W.; Chester, Thomas; Elias, Jonathan H.; Huchra, John P.; Liebert, James W.; Lonsdale, Carol J.; Monet, David G.; Price, Stephan; Seitzer, Patrick; Jarrett, Thomas H.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Gizis, John E.; Howard, Elizabeth V.; Evans, Tracey E.; Fowler, John W.; Fullmer, Linda; Hurt, Robert L.; Light, Robert M.; Kopan, Eugene L.; Marsh, Kenneth A.; McCallon, Howard L.; Tam, Robert; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Wheelock, Sherry L. (1 February 2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708. ISSN 0004-6256. S2CID 18913331.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NED results for object NGC 0085". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "NGC 85". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ "NGC Objects: NGC 50 - 99".

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to NGC 85 at Wikimedia Commons