NGC 97 is an elliptical galaxy estimated to be about 230 million light-years away in the constellation of Andromeda. It was discovered by John Herschel in 1828 and its apparent magnitude is 13.5.[4]

NGC 97
NGC97 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 97
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 22m 29.988s[1]
Declination+29° 44′ 43.34″[1]
Helio radial velocity4766[2]
Distance231.41 ± 13.61 Mly (70.950 ± 4.172 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)13.5[3]
Size104,200 ly (31,960 pc)[2]
Apparent size (V)1.548′ (major axis)[2]
Other designations
UGC 216, MCG+05-02-007, PGC 1442[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: 1163–1183. doi:10.1086/498708. ISSN 0004-6256.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NED results for object NGC 0097". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "NGC 97". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ "NGC Objects: NGC 50 - 99".

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to NGC 97 at Wikimedia Commons