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NGC 1055 Facts

NGC 1055 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 52 Million LY light years away in the constellation of Cetus.

It is also referred to as NGC(1055) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. NGC 1055 was discovered in 1783 by Sir William Herschel.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 2:41:45.2 (R.A.) and 0:26:35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 7.6 x 2.7 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameNGC 1055
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id1055
Right Ascension2:41:45.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)52 Million LY
Apparent Dimension7.6 x 2.7
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1783
DiscovererSir William Herschel

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