NGC 1090

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NGC 1090
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 02h 46m 33.9s[1]
Declination −00° 14′ 49″[1]
Redshift 2760 ± 4 km/s[1]
Distance 124 million light-years[2]
Type SB(rs)bc[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 4′.0 × 1′.7[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 2247,[1] PGC 10507[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

Galaxy NGC 1090 is a barred spiral galaxy with a pseudo inner ring. The disc has a very low surface brightness.

This galaxy has been the site of two known supernovae (in 1962 and 1971).

NGC 1090 is not part of a galaxy group, even though it appears close to NGC 1087, M-77 (NGC 1068), NGC 1055, NGC 1073, and five other small irregular galaxies.

The distance to NGC 1090 is approximately 124 million light years and its diameter is about 144,000 light years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1090. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b Bratton, Mark (2011). The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects. Cambridge University Press. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-521-76892-4. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 02h 46m 33.9s, −00° 14′ 49″