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NGC 488
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NGC 488
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 01h 21m 46.8s
Declination ±15° 24′ 19″
Redshift 2272±1 km/s
Distance 98.3±3.9 Mly
Type Spiral galaxy
Apparent dimensions (V) 5'.4 x 3'.9
Notable features It 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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