NGC 1705

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NGC 1705
NGC 1705.jpg
NGC 1705. Credit: NASA.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Pictor
Right ascension 04h 54m 13.5s[1]
Declination −53° 21′ 40″[1]
Redshift 633 ± 6 km/s[1]
Distance 17 Mly (5.2 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.8[1]
Type SA0 pec[1]
Apparent size (V) 1′.9 × 1′.4[1]
Other designations
PGC 16282[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1705 is a peculiar lenticular galaxy and a blue compact dwarf galaxy in the constellation Pictor, undergoing a starburst. In the Catalogue of Named Galaxies, it is called Ignigena Pictoris, or the fire-born galaxy.[3] It is estimated to be approximately 17 million light-years from the Earth.[2] It is a member of the Dorado Group.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1705. Retrieved 2006-11-29. 
  2. ^ a b Nemiroff, R. & Bonnell, J., eds. (April 23, 2003). "The Stars of NGC 1705". Astronomy Picture of the Day. NASA. 
  3. ^ Bodifee, Gerard. "Catalogue of One Thousand Named Galaxies" (PDF). Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Huchra, J. P.; Geller, M. J. (June 15, 1982), "Groups of galaxies. I - Nearby groups", Astrophysical Journal, 257 (Part 1): 423–437, Bibcode:1982ApJ...257..423H, doi:10.1086/160000 

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Coordinates: Sky map 04h 54m 13.5s, −53° 21′ 40″