NGC 1705

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NGC 1705
NGC 1705.jpg
NGC 1705. Credit: NASA.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Pictor
Right ascension 04h 54m 13.5s[1]
Declination −53° 21′ 40″[1]
Redshift 633 ± 6 km/s[1]
Distance 17 Mly (5.2 Mpc)[2]
Type SA0- pec[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1′.9 × 1′.4[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.8[1]
Other designations
PGC 16282[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1705 is a peculiar lenticular galaxy and a Blue Compact Dwarf galaxy in the constellation Pictor. It is estimated to be approximately 17 million light-years from the Earth.[2] It is a member of the Dorado Group.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1705. Retrieved 2006-11-29. 
  2. ^ a b Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA) (April 23, 2003), The Stars of NGC 1705, Astronomy Picture of the Day 
  3. ^ Huchra, J. P.; Geller, M. J. (June 15, 1982), "Groups of galaxies. I - Nearby groups", Astrophysical Journal 257 (Part 1): 423–437, Bibcode:1982ApJ...257..423H, doi:10.1086/160000 

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Coordinates: Sky map 04h 54m 13.5s, −53° 21′ 40″