|Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)|
|Right ascension||4h 17m 35.8s|
|Declination||−62° 47′ 1″|
|Redshift||1304 ± 4 km/s|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11|
|Apparent size (V)||3′.5 × 2′.0|
NGC 1559 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Reticulum. It is also a Seyfert galaxy. Although it was originally thought to be a member of the Dorado Group, subsequent observations have shown that it is in fact not a member of any galaxy group or cluster and does not have any nearby companions. NGC 1559 has massive spiral arms and strong star formation. It contains a small bar which is oriented nearly east-west and spans 40″. Its bar and disc are the source of very strong radio emissions.
In 2005, a Type 1a supernova, (SN 2005df) was observed. Two other supernovae discovered in NGC 1559 were SN 1984J and SN 1986L. All three were discovered by Australian amateur astronomer Robert Evans.
NGC 1559 has massive spiral arms chock-full of star formation.
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