NGC 922

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Coordinates: Sky map 02h 25m 03.5s, −24° 7′ 22″

NGC 922
NGC 922
Hubble view of NGC 922
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationFornax
Right ascension 02h 25m 03.5s[1]
Declination−24° 7′ 22″[1]
Redshift0.010270[1]
Helio radial velocity3063 km/s[1]
Distance150 million light years[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.21[1]
Characteristics
TypeSBc:r[1]
Other designations
GSC 06433-00965, MCG-04-06-037, UGCA 30,

AM 0222-250, IRAS 02228-2500, PSCz Q02228-2500, [WDW2002] HIPASS J0224-24, DUGRS 478-001, IRAS F02228-2500, RR95 53a, ESO 478-28, ISG 10, SGC 022248-2500.9,

ESO-LV 478-0280, LEDA 9172, SINGG HIPASS J0224-24 S1

NGC 922 is a barred spiral galaxy located 150 million light years away from the Earth. The ring structure and the galaxy's distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy hitting the centre of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search Results for NGC 922". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Hubble view of NGC 922". ESA/Hubble Press Release. Retrieved 8 December 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 922 at Wikimedia Commons