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NGC 5949 Facts

NGC 5949 Facts Dwarf Galaxy in Draco

NGC 5949 is a dwarf galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 44 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Draco.

It is also referred to as NGC(5949) 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 5949 was discovered in 1801 by William Herschel.

The Dwarf Galaxy's location is 15 28 0.49 (R.A.) and 64° 45' 47.07" (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 12.10 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

It might look big but its only about 1/100th the mass of our Milky Way galaxy.

Fact File


NameNGC 5949
TypeDwarf Galaxy
NGC Id5949
ConstellationDraco
Right Ascension15 28 0.49
Declination64° 45' 47.07"
Distance (Lt.Yr)44 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1801
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity424
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1732a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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