NGC 1427A

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NGC 1427A
Irregular galaxy NGC 1427A (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope).jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Eridanus
Right ascension 3h 40m 9.3s[1]
Declination −35° 37′ 28″[1]
Redshift 2028 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance 51.9+5.3
Mly (15.9+1.6
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.4[1]
Type IB(s)m[1]
Apparent size (V) 2′.3 × 1′.5[1]
Other designations
PGC 13500[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1427A is an irregular galaxy in the constellation Eridanus. Its distance modulus has been estimated using the globular cluster luminosity function to be 31.01 ± 0.21 which is about 52 Mly.[2] It is the brightest dwarf irregular member of the Fornax cluster and is in the foreground of the cluster's central galaxy NGC 1399.[2]

The Irregular Galaxy NGC 1427A. Credit ESO

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic aDatabase". Results for NGC 1427a. Retrieved 2007-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Georgiev, Iskren Y.; Hilker, Michael; Puzia, Thomas H.; Chanamé, Julio; Mieske, Steffen; Goudfrooij, Paul; Reisenegger, Andreas; Infante, Leopoldo (June 2006). "The old globular cluster system of the dIrr galaxy NGC 1427A in the Fornax cluster". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 452 (1): 141–153. arXiv:astro-ph/0602263Freely accessible. Bibcode:2006A&A...452..141G. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20064880.