NGC 1410

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NGC 1410
NGC 1409HSTFull.jpg
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 1410 (left) and NGC 1409 (right)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension03h 41m 10.7s[2]
Declination−01° 17′ 55″[2]
Helio radial velocity7,592±4 km/s[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)15.4[3]
TypeS0 or E pec[4]
Apparent size (V)1′.2 × 1′.2[3]
Other designations
III Zw 55[4], NGC 1410, UGC 2821, PGC 13556[5][3]

NGC 1410 is a peculiar lenticular galaxy[4] in the constellation Taurus. It was discovered on Jan 17, 1855 by English astronomer R. J. Mitchell.[6] NGC 1410 is located in close proximity to the larger lenticular galaxy NGC 1409, and the two are strongly interacting. Their respective nuclei have a separation of just 23 kly, and they share a diffuse stellar envelope with a radius extending out to 49 kly.[7]

This is classified as a type II Seyfert galaxy and it appears to be undergoing star formation, unlike its neighbor NGC 1409. It shows signs of being dynamically perturbed, particularly along the western side.[4] There is a conspicuous pipeline of dust and gas being funneled from NGC 1410 to NGC 1409. This lane has a typical width of 330 ly with an estimated mass of 3×108 M and is transferring mass at the estimated rate of 1.1–1.4 M yr–1.[7]


  1. ^ "HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Intergalactic 'Pipeline' Funnels Matter Between Colliding Galaxies". Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  2. ^ a b Véronetty, M.-P.; Véron, P. (2010). "A catalogue of quasars and active nuclei". Astronomy & Astrophysics (13th ed.). 518 (A10): A10. Bibcode:2010A&A...518A..10V. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201014188.
  3. ^ a b c d "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1410. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
  4. ^ a b c d Laurikainen, E.; Moles, M. (August 1988). "Two Interacting Seyfert 2 Galaxies: VV 343 and III ZW 55". Astronomical Journal. 96: 470. Bibcode:1988AJ.....96..470L. doi:10.1086/114825.
  5. ^ "NGC 1410". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  6. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "NGC Objects: NGC 1400 - 1449". Retrieved 2020-10-09.
  7. ^ a b Keel, William C. (March 2004). "Ongoing Mass Transfer in the Interacting Galaxy Pair NGC 1409/1410". The Astronomical Journal. 127 (3): 1325–1335. arXiv:astro-ph/0311633. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.1325K. doi:10.1086/381927. S2CID 16772319.

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