Object name: NGC0185
NGC 185 is a dwarf E3 galaxy that is likely gravitationally bound to NGC 147, another dwarf galaxy. Both are considered satellite galaxies of M 31. NGC 185 is a bit closer to us than M31, probably about 2.3 million light-years. It is a LINER and Seyfert 2 galaxy with dust clouds near the core. All this indicates the core has been the scene of recent star formation. This is born out by the core's rather blue color. Normally the core of a galaxy is made up of old population II stars which due to age are usually quite red. Due to lack of star formation for billions of years only red stars remain. NGC 185 is an obvious exception to this general rule with a core that contains new, massive, short-lived population I stars. It was discovered by William Herschel on November 30, 1787. It is is the original Herschel 400 observing program. My notes from July 11, 1985 on a good but with rising third quarter moon reads: "Large, oval, puff of a galaxy that is larger than indicated. Seems more 4' by 5' to me. Easier than indicated even with a third-quarter moon rising in the east. Nearby NGC 147 was more of a challenge!"
Related Designation(s):2MASS J00385788+4820146, 2MASX J00385796+4820145, CGCG 0036.2+4803, CGCG 550-009, IRAS 00362+4803, LDCE 0031 NED004, LGG 011:[G93] 005, LQAC 009+048 001, MCG +08-02-010, NGC 0185, NGC 0185:[LJL2007] 1, NGC0185, PGC 002329, UGC 00396, UZC J003857.7+482014, [SPB93] 007, [VCV2001] J003857.4+482014,