NGC 1052 (lower left) imaged with a 32-inch telescope
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||02h 41.1m|
|Declination||−8° 15′ 21″|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||3.0′ × 2.1′|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||12.1|
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.
- "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1052. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- J. L. Tonry; A. Dressler; J. P. Blakeslee; E. A. Ajhar; et al. (2001). "The SBF Survey of Galaxy Distances. IV. SBF Magnitudes, Colors, and Distances". Astrophysical Journal. 546 (2): 681–693. Bibcode:2001ApJ...546..681T. doi:10.1086/318301.
- Michael Pierce; Jean P. Brodie; Duncan A. Forbes; Michael A. Beasley; et al. (2005). "The Evolutionary History of the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1052". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 358 (1): 419–431. Bibcode:2005MNRAS.358..419P. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.08778.x.
- Fernández-Ontiveros, J. A.; López-Sanjuan, C.; Montes, M.; Prieto, M. A.; et al. (2011). "The most recent burst of star formation in the massive elliptical galaxy NGC 1052". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters. 411 (1): L21–L25. Bibcode:2010MNRAS.tmpL.179F. doi:10.1111/j.1745-3933.2010.00985.x.
- Notes for NGC 1052 (NED)