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NGC 520 Facts

NGC 520 is an anniversary galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 100 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Pisces.

It is also referred to as NGC(520) 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 520 was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.

The Anniversary Galaxy's location is 01:24:35.19 (R.A.) and 03:47:45.60 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 12.20 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

This is the result of a collision between two galaxies that began 300 million years ago. It is about 100,000 Light Years across.

Fact File

NameNGC 520
TypeAnniversary Galaxy
NGC Id520
Right Ascension01:24:35.19
Distance (Lt.Yr)100 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.20
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1784
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity2121
CoprightSpace Telescope

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