NGC 1073

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NGC 1073
Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073 (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope).tif
An image of NGC 1073.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cetus
Right ascension 02h 43m 40.5s[1]
Declination +01° 22′ 34″[1]
Redshift 1208 ± 5 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.5[1]
Type SB(rs)c[1]
Apparent size (V) 4′.9 × 4′.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 2210,[1] PGC 10329[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1073 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. It probably has an H II nucleus.[2][3] NGC 1073 is about 55 million light years from Earth. NGC 1073 is about 80,000 light years across. NGC 1073 can be viewed with a mid-sized telescope and is found in the Cetus constellation, also called the Sea Monster. NGC 1073 is a barred spiral galaxy like the Milky Way; unlike the Milky Way, however, NGC 1073 does not have well formed symmetrical arms and the center bar is larger.[4]

RGB image of the galaxy NGC 1073. Data from the Liverpool Telescope, processed by Göran Nilsson. Total exposure time one hour.
NGC 1073 by HST, 3.18′ view


  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, 112 (2), pp. 315–390, arXiv:astro-ph/9704107, Bibcode:1997ApJS..112..315H, doi:10.1086/313041
  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″