NGC 1052 (center left) and NGC 1042 (center right) as imaged by Schulman Telescope
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||02h 41.1m|
|Declination||−8° 15′ 21″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||12.1|
|Apparent size (V)||3.0′ × 2.1′|
NGC 1052 is located at a distance of around 63 million light years from the Milky Way, and has a LINER-type active galactic nucleus which signals the intense starburst activity in the galaxy's center that were confirmed with observations with better resolution showing a number of star-forming regions and young star clusters.
NGC 1052 shows also two small jets emerging from its nucleus as well as a very extended disc of neutral hydrogen, far larger than the galaxy itself, all these features suggesting a gas-rich galaxy collided and merged with it 1 billion years ago producing all the above features.
A scale image of NGC 1052 and its satellite galaxies is available at the reference.
Central black hole
NGC 1052 hosts a rapidly rotating supermassive black hole with a mass of 154 million M☉ with a large magnetic field of between 0.02 and 8.3 Tesla, which, according to PhD student Anne-Kathrin Baczko, the leader of the team that made this discovery, provides enough magnetic energy to power the previously mentioned twin relativistic jets.
- NGC 1052-DF2, a galaxy assumed to be associated with NGC 1052, and which appears to have little or no dark matter
- NGC 1052-DF4, another galaxy assumed to be associated with NGC 1052, and which appears to have little or no dark matter
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- Pieter van Dokkum, Shany Danieli, Roberto Abraham, Charlie Conroy, Aaron J. Romanowsky, "A second galaxy missing dark matter in the NGC1052 group" (Submitted on 17 Jan 2019) https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.05973
- Media related to NGC 1052 at Wikimedia Commons