NGC 1964

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NGC 1964
NGC 1964 - Potw1739a.tif
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension05h 33m 21.8s[2]
Declination−21° 56′ 45″[2]
Redshift1659 ± 3 km/s[2]
Distance65 ±13 Mly (19.9±3.9 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.8
TypeSAB(s)b [2]
Apparent size (V)5′.6 × 2′.1[2]
Other designations
ESO 554- G 010, IRAS 05312-2158, PGC 17436[2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 1964 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Lepus. The galaxy lies 65 million light years away from Earth, which means, given its apparent dimensions, that NGC 1964 is approximately 100,000 light years across. At its center lies a supermassive black hole, with estimated mass 2.5 × 107 M.[3] The galaxy features two tightly wound inner spiral arms within a disk with high surface brightness and two outer, more open spiral arms that originate near the inner ring. The outer arms feature few small HII regions.[4]

NGC 1964 is the main galaxy in a group of galaxies, known as NGC 1964 group, which also includes the galaxies NGC 1979, IC 2130 and IC 2137.[5]


  1. ^ "Stars and spirals". Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1964. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  3. ^ Davis, Benjamin L.; Berrier, Joel C.; Johns, Lucas; Shields, Douglas W.; Hartley, Matthew T.; Kennefick, Daniel; Kennefick, Julia; Seigar, Marc S.; Lacy, Claud H. S. (20 June 2014). "THE BLACK HOLE MASS FUNCTION DERIVED FROM LOCAL SPIRAL GALAXIES". The Astrophysical Journal. 789 (2): 124. arXiv:1405.5876. Bibcode:2014ApJ...789..124D. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/789/2/124.
  4. ^ Sandage, A.; Bedke, J. (1994). The Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies. Volume I. Carnegie Institution of Washington.
  5. ^ Makarov, Dmitry; Karachentsev, Igor (21 April 2011). "Galaxy groups and clouds in the local (z∼ 0.01) Universe". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 412 (4): 2498–2520. arXiv:1011.6277. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.412.2498M. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18071.x.

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