|Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)|
|Right ascension||00h 40m 35.0s|
|Declination||13° 52′ 20″|
|Helio radial velocity||1636 km/s (1016.5 mi/s)|
|Distance||20.5 ± 1.5 Mpc (67 ± 5 Mly.)|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11|
|Type||SAB(s)b or Sb D|
|Apparent size (V)||5.012' x 3.09' |
|MCG -02-02-081, 2MASX J00403502-1352220, 2MASXi J0040349-135221, IRAS 00380-1408, IRAS F00380-1408, AKARI J0040346-135214, CGS 126, 6dF J0040350-135222, LDCE 0041, HDCE 0030, USGC S024, AGC 400333, GSC 5271 00477, HIPASS J0040-13, PGC 002437|
It appears to be in loose association with NGC 157 and NGC 131. It is noted for its peculiar arms, which appear to be in the process of becoming a ring galaxy. They also have several apparently dense regions throughout them. The inner part of the galaxy appears to be lenticular, with a dust lane in it. The nucleus of the galaxy appears much brighter than the rest of it, suggesting an Active galactic nucleus.
In the image at the right, 2MASX J00403079-1353088 is the edge-on galaxy directly below the brightest star in the image. It is possibly a satellite of NGC 210, but without a redshift to determine its distance, it could just as possibly be completely unrelated to NGC 210.
15.9 magnitude SN 1954R was observed on September 7 in the outer edge of NGC 210's left arm and is likely associated with the galaxy.