NGC 488

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NGC 488
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NGC 488 [1]
Observation data (J2000 [1] epoch)
Right ascension 01h 21m 46.8s [1] [2]
Declination±15° 24′ 19″ [1] [2]
Redshift2272±1 km/s
Distance98.3±3.9 Mly[1]
Characteristics
TypeSpiral galaxy
Apparent size (V)5'.4 x 3'.9
Notable featuresIt has multiple spiral arms
Other designations
UGC 907, PGC 4946, HIPASS J0121+05, IRAS 1191+459
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 488 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Pisces. It is about 90 million light years away from Earth. Its diametre isn't more than 171000 light years. This galaxy is considered a prototype galaxy with multiple arms. It has a group, the NGC 488 Group and it's the unique galaxy of the group that it's insolated. It was discovered by William Herschel on 13 December 1784. In NGC 488 appeared 2 supernovae.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "SIMBAD Astronomical Database".

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