NGC 1427

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NGC 1427
NGC 1427 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 1427
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationFornax
Right ascension03h 42m 19.4s[1]
Declination−35° 23′ 34″[1]
Redshift1388 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance71 ± 8 Mly (21.9 ± 2.4 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.6[1]
Characteristics
TypeE5[1]
Size3′.6 × 2′.5[1] ( 70 000 light-years in diameter )
Notable featuresLow-luminosity elliptical galaxy
Other designations
PGC 13609[1]

NGC 1427 is a low-luminosity elliptical galaxy approximately 71 million light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by John Frederick William Herschel on November 28, 1837.

Characteristics[edit]

NGC 1427 is an E5 galaxy. It has a diameter of 70 000 light-years. There are 510 globular clusters around the galaxy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1427. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  2. ^ Jensen, Joseph B.; Tonry, John L.; Barris, Brian J.; Thompson, Rodger I.; et al. (February 2003). "Measuring Distances and Probing the Unresolved Stellar Populations of Galaxies Using Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuations". Astrophysical Journal. 583 (2): 712–726. arXiv:astro-ph/0210129. Bibcode:2003ApJ...583..712J. doi:10.1086/345430.

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Coordinates: Sky map 03h 42m 19.4s, −35° 23′ 34″