NGC 89

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NGC 89
Robert's Quartet galaxy group
NGC 89 (bottom) surrounded by the other galaxies in Robert's Quartet
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 21m 24.355s[1]
Declination−48° 39′ 55.28″[1]
Redshift0.011074 ± 0.000067[2]
Distance144 ± 10 Mly (44.1 ± 3.1 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.18[3]
TypeSB0/a pec[4]
Apparent size (V)0′.957 × 0′.459[1]
Other designations
PGC 1374, ESO 194-G011

NGC 89 is a barred spiral or lenticular galaxy, part of Robert's Quartet, a group of four interacting galaxies. This member has a Seyfert 2 nucleus with extra-planar features emitting H-alpha radiation. There are filamentary features on each side of the disk, including a jet-like structure extending about 4 kpc in the NE direction. It may have lost its neutral hydrogen (H1) gas due to interactions with the other members of the clusters—most likely NGC 92.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Skrutskie, Michael F.; Cutri, Roc M.; Stiening, Rae; Weinberg, Martin D.; Schneider, Stephen E.; Carpenter, John M.; Beichman, Charles A.; Capps, Richard W.; Chester, Thomas; Elias, Jonathan H.; Huchra, John P.; Liebert, James W.; Lonsdale, Carol J.; Monet, David G.; Price, Stephan; Seitzer, Patrick; Jarrett, Thomas H.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Gizis, John E.; Howard, Elizabeth V.; Evans, Tracey E.; Fowler, John W.; Fullmer, Linda; Hurt, Robert L.; Light, Robert M.; Kopan, Eugene L.; Marsh, Kenneth A.; McCallon, Howard L.; Tam, Robert; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Wheelock, Sherry L. (1 February 2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131: 1163–1183. doi:10.1086/498708. ISSN 0004-6256.
  2. ^ Boselli, A.; et al. (October 1996), "The molecular gas content of spiral galaxies in compact groups.", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 314: 738–744, Bibcode:1996A&A...314..738B.
  3. ^ a b "NED results for object NGC 0089". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  4. ^ a b Presotto, V.; et al. (December 2009), "SCG0018-4854: A young and dynamic compact group", Astronomische Nachrichten, 330 (9–10): 988–990, arXiv:0910.4978, Bibcode:2009AN....330..988P, doi:10.1002/asna.200911275.

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 21m 24.3s, −48° 39′ 57″