NGC 1532

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NGC 1532
ESO - Ngc1532 gendler (by).jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Eridanus
Right ascension 04h 12m 04.3s[1]
Declination −32° 52′ 27″[1]
Redshift 1040 ± 5 km/s[1]
Distance 57.8 million ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.7[1]
Type SB(s)b pec[1]
Size 210,000 ly (diameter)
Apparent size (V) 12′.6 × 3′.3[1]
Other designations
PGC 14638[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1532 is an edge-on barred spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light-years from the Solar System in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy was discovered by James Dunlop on 29 October 1826.[2] One supernova, SN 1981A, has been recorded in it.[3]


NGC 1532 is one of many edge-on spiral galaxies that possesses a box-shaped bulge. This is an indication that the bulge is actually a bar. Such bars are easy to detect in face-on galaxies, where the structures can be identified visually. In inclined galaxies such as this one, however, careful analyses are needed to distinguish between bulges and bar structures.[4]

Companion galaxies and interactions[edit]

NGC 1532 may possess several dwarf companion galaxies. The galaxy is clearly interacting with one of these galaxies, the amorphous dwarf galaxy NGC 1531. The tidal forces from this interaction have created unusual plumes above the disk of NGC 1532.[5]

NGC 1532 is also an outlying member of the Fornax Cluster[6]

See also[edit]

NGC 4631 - an edge-on spiral galaxy also interacting with a dwarf companion

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1532. Retrieved 2006-11-21.
  2. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1500 - 1549". Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  3. ^ "List of Supernovae". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ R. Lütticke; R.-J. Dettmar; M. Pohlen (2000). "Box- and peanut-shaped bulges. I. Statistics". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 145 (3): 405–414. arXiv:astro-ph/0006359. Bibcode:2000A&AS..145..405L. doi:10.1051/aas:2000354.
  5. ^ A. Sandage; J. Bedke (1994). Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington. ISBN 0-87279-667-1.
  6. ^ Horellou, C.; Casoli, F.; Dupraz, C. (1995). "The CO and HI emission of spiral and lenticular galaxies in the Fornax cluster". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 303: 361. Bibcode:1995A&A...303..361H.

Coordinates: Sky map 04h 12m 04.2s, −32° 52′ 30″