NGC 1077


NGC 1077 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Perseus. It was discovered on 16 August 1886 by Lewis A. Swift.[5] It was described as "very faint, pretty large, extended" by John Louis Emil Dreyer, the compiler of the New General Catalogue.[5]

NGC 1077
NGC 1077 DSS.jpg
DSS image of NGC 1077 (right) and NGC 1077B (left)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension02h 46m 00.570s[1]
Declination+40° 05′ 24.82″[1]
Helio radial velocity8964 km/s[2]
Distance395.4 Mly (121.23 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (B)14.6[4]
Apparent size (V)0.973′ × 0.740′[1]
Other designations
UGC 2230, MGC+07-06-069, PGC 10468[4]

NGC 1077 is a galaxy pair with another galaxy appearing close to it. This galaxy, NGC 1077B, has a recessional velocity of 8529 km/s.[6] This is similar to NGC 1077's recessional velocity of 8964 km/s, so they are assumed to be physically related.[5]


  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. ^ a b "NED results for object NGC 1077". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ Crook, Aidan C.; Huchra, John P.; Martimbeau, Nathalie; Masters, Karen L.; Jarrett, Tom; Macri, Lucas M. (2007). "Groups of Galaxies in the Two Micron All Sky Redshift Survey". The Astrophysical Journal. 655 (2): 790–813. arXiv:astro-ph/0610732. Bibcode:2007ApJ...655..790C. doi:10.1086/510201. S2CID 11672751.
  4. ^ a b c "NGC 1077". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1050 - 1099". Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ "NED results for object LEDA 010465". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 10 August 2017.