NGC 88

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NGC 88
Robert's quartet.jpg
NGC 88 (center) surrounded by the other galaxies in Robert's Quartet
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 21m 21.8s[1]
Declination−48° 38′ 25″[1]
Distance160 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)14.1[1]
TypeSB(rs)a pec
Apparent size (V)0′.8 × 0′.5[1]
Other designations
PGC 1370, ESO 194-G010

NGC 88 is a barred spiral galaxy exhibiting an inner ring structure located about 160 million light years from the Earth in the Phoenix constellation. NGC 88 is interacting with the galaxies NGC 92, NGC 87 and NGC 89. It is part of a family of galaxies called Robert's Quartet discovered by astronomer John Herschel in the 1830s.


  1. ^ a b c d NGC 88 Archived 2007-06-14 at
  • NGC 88
  • "ESO - 2005 - Cosmic Portrait of a Perturbed Family" (Press release). ESO European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere. November 4, 2005. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-29.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 21m 21.8s, −48° 38′ 25″