NGC 1073

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NGC 1073
NGC1073 by Goran Nilsson & The Liverpool Telescope.jpg
The Liverpool Telescope image of NGC 1073
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension02h 43m 40.5s[1]
Declination+01° 22′ 34″[1]
Redshift1208 ± 5 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.5[1]
Apparent size (V)4′.9 × 4′.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 2210,[1] PGC 10329[1]

NGC 1073 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. The galaxy is estimated to be about 55 million light years from Earth, possess a disk spanning an estimated 80,000 light years in diameter, and likely contains a type of active core, called an HII nucleus.[2][3]

NGC 1073 is similar to the Milky Way only in their shared possession of a galactic bar. NGC 1073, however, does not possess the well-defined symmetrical arm structure the Milky Way exhibits, and retains a central bar larger than our home galaxy's.[4] NGC 1073 can be viewed with a mid-sized telescope in rural, dark skies.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h NED (February 25, 2007), Results for search on NGC 1073
  2. ^ Ho, Luis C.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Sargent, Wallace L. W. (October 1997), "A Search for "Dwarf" Seyfert Nuclei. III. Spectroscopic Parameters and Properties of the Host Galaxies", Astrophysical Journal Supplement, vol. 112, no. 2, pp. 315–390, arXiv:astro-ph/9704107, Bibcode:1997ApJS..112..315H, doi:10.1086/313041, S2CID 17086638
  3. ^ Staff (3 February 2012). "Hubble Telescope Spies Milky Way Galaxy's Twin". Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. ^ National Radio Astronomy Observatory Milky Way

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Coordinates: Sky map 02h 43m 40.5s, +01° 22′ 34″