NGC 950 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. It is approximately 205 million light-years[3] away from the Solar System and has a diameter of about 85,000 light-years. The object was discovered in 1886 by American astronomer and mathematician Ormond Stone.[5]

NGC 950
DECam image of NGC 950
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension02h 29m 11.777s[1]
Declination−11° 01′ 28.78″[1]
Heliocentric radial velocity4692 km/s[2]
Distance204.5 Mly (62.71 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (B)14.48[2]
Other designations
MCG -02-07-021, PGC 9461[2]

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  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 "NGC 950". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  3. ^ a b Crook, Aidan C.; Huchra, John P.; Martimbeau, Nathalie; Masters, Karen L.; Jarrett, Tom; Macri, Lucas M. (2007). "Groups of Galaxies in the Two Micron All Sky Redshift Survey". The Astrophysical Journal. 655 (2): 790–813. arXiv:astro-ph/0610732. Bibcode:2007ApJ...655..790C. doi:10.1086/510201. S2CID 11672751.
  4. ^ "Results for object NGC 0950 (NGC 950)". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  5. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 950". Retrieved 2020-02-12.