NGC 1268

Summary

NGC 1268 is a spiral galaxy located about 140 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Perseus.[3] It was discovered by astronomer Heinrich d'Arrest on February 14, 1863.[4] NGC 1268 is a member of the Perseus Cluster[5][4] and appears to show signs of distortion in the form of bridges.[5] These features may be the result of a strong interaction with NGC 1267.[5][4]

NGC 1268
SDSS NGC 1268.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 1268.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationPerseus
Right ascension03h 18m 45.1s[1]
Declination41° 29′ 19″[1]
Redshift0.010884[1]
Helio radial velocity3263 km/s[1]
Distance138 Mly (42.4 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterPerseus Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)14.2[1]
Characteristics
TypeSAB(rs)b[1]
Size~46,300 ly (14.20 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.0 x 0.6[1]
Other designations
CGCG 540-93, MCG 7-7-56, PGC 12332, UGC 2658[1]

On August 30, 2008 a type Ia supernova designated as SN 2008fg was discovered in NGC 1268.[6][7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1268. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 1268". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  4. ^ a b c "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1250 - 1299". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  5. ^ a b c Brunzendorf, J.; Meusinger, H. (October 1, 1999). "The galaxy cluster Abell 426 (Perseus). A catalogue of 660 galaxy positions, isophotal magnitudes and morphological types". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 139 (1): 141–161. Bibcode:1999A&AS..139..141B. doi:10.1051/aas:1999111. ISSN 0365-0138.
  6. ^ "List of supernovae sorted by host name". Bright Supernova - Archives. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  7. ^ "SN 2008fg | Transient Name Server". wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  8. ^ "2008fg - The Open Supernova Catalog". sne.space. Retrieved 2018-06-19.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to NGC 1268 at Wikimedia Commons
  • NGC 1268 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images

Coordinates:   03h 18m 45.1s, +41° 29′ 19″