NGC 1531

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NGC 1531
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NGC 1531 (above) with large barred spiral galaxy NGC 1532
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension04h 11m 59.3s[1]
Declination−32° 51′ 03″[1]
Redshift1169 ± 29 km/s[1]
Distance42.4 million light-years
Apparent magnitude (V)12.9[1]
TypeS0 pec[1]
Size~15 kly (diameter)
Apparent size (V)1′.3 × 0′.9[1]
Other designations
PGC 14635[1]

NGC 1531 is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation Eridanus that is interacting with the larger spiral galaxy NGC 1532.[2] It was discovered by John Herschel on 19 October 1835.[3] Although technically classified as a peculiar lenticular galaxy, the galaxy's structure is better described as amorphous.[2]

See also[edit]

  • NGC 4627 - a similar interacting dwarf galaxy
  • M51B - a similar interacting dwarf galaxy


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1531. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
  2. ^ a b A. Sandage; J. Bedke (1994). Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington. ISBN 978-0-87279-667-6.
  3. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1500 - 1549". Retrieved 2017-11-22.

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Coordinates: Sky map 04h 11m 59.3s, −32° 51′ 03″