|Right Ascension||02 : 41.8 (h:m)
|Declination||+00 : 26 (deg:m)
|Visual Brightness||10.6 (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||7.6 x 2.4 (arc min)|
Discovered by William Herschel in 1783.
NGC 1055 is a fine edge-on spiral with a faint dust lane along its equator. It is situated close to M77, and a member of the M77 group. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 19, 1783, and cataloged as H I.1, the first object in his type I category of "bright" nebulae. It was later cataloged by John Herschel also and cataloged as his h 258, and later included in his General Catalogue of 1864 as GC 591, which became NGC 1055 in J.L.E. Dreyer's NGC of 1888.
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Last Modification: July 26, 2007