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NGC 54

NGC 54 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Cetus.

It was first discovered by Wilhelm Tempel in 1886, and he described the galaxy as a “very faint, pretty small, round.”

The galaxy is estimated to be around 90,000 light-years in diameter, making it just a little smaller than the Milky Way.

PositionRa 00:15:07.6
Dec -07:06:27
Apparent mag.13.7
Surface brightness13.1
Size1.3′ x 0.4′
Dreyer’s description vF pS R 5092 sp

NGC 54 is situated close to the celestial equator. It is therefore partly visible from both hemispheres during certain times of the year.

Observing with a telescope of at least 6-8” in aperture is advised.