|Observation data (J2000  epoch)|
|Right ascension||01h 21m 46.8s  |
|Declination||±15° 24′ 19″  |
|Apparent size (V)||5'.4 x 3'.9|
|Notable features||It has multiple spiral arms|
|UGC 907, PGC 4946, HIPASS J0121+05, IRAS 1191+459|
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.