NGC 1512

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NGC 1512
NGC 1512.jpg
The inner ring of NGC 1512 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Horologium
Right ascension 04h 03m 54.3s[1]
Declination −43° 20′ 56″[1]
Redshift 898 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance 11.6 Mpc (38 Mly) h−1
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.1[1]
Type SB(r)ab[1]
Apparent size (V) 8′.9 × 5′.6[1]
Other designations
PGC 14391[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1512 is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 38 million light-years away from Earth[2] in the constellation Horologium. The galaxy displays a double ring structure, with one ring around the galactic nucleus and another further out in the main disk. NGC 1512 is a member of the Dorado Group.[3]

An ultraviolet image of NGC 1510 and NGC 1512 taken with GALEX. The image shows that NGC 1512 has spiral arms that extend well beyond its optical disk. Credit:GALEX/NASA/JPL-Caltech.
The galaxy seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1512. Retrieved 2006-11-25. 
  2. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1512, Co-Moving Radial Distance. Retrieved 2014-12-18. 
  3. ^ Maia, M. A. G.; da Costa, L. N.; Latham, David W. (April 1989). "A catalog of southern groups of galaxies". Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 69: 809–829. Bibcode:1989ApJS...69..809M. doi:10.1086/191328. 

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