NGC 1427

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NGC 1427
NGC 1427 HST 10911 R814GB475.png
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Fornax
Right ascension 03h 42m 19.4s[1]
Declination −35° 23′ 34″[1]
Redshift 1388 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance 71 ± 8 Mly (21.9 ± 2.4 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.6[1]
Characteristics
Type E5[1]
Apparent size (V) 3′.6 × 2′.5[1]
Other designations
PGC 13609[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1427 is an elliptical galaxy. This galaxy is approximately 71 million light-years away from Earth. It is currently traveling toward the Fornax cluster.[citation needed]

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″