NGC 1279

Summary

NGC 1279
NGC 1279 SDSS.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 1279.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationPerseus
Right ascension3h 19m 59.1s[1]
Declination41° 28′ 46″[1]
Redshift0.024300[1]
Helio radial velocity7285 km/s
Distance317 Mly (97.1 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterPerseus Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)15.5[1]
Characteristics
TypeS/S0?[1]
Size~113,400 ly (34.77 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)0.587 x 0.329[2]
Other designations
PGC 12448, PGC 12449, 2MASX J03195907+4128462[1]

NGC 1279 is a lenticular galaxy estimated to be 324 million light-years away from the Milky Way[3] in the constellation Perseus.[4] It has diameter of about 110,000 ly,[3] and is a member of the Perseus Cluster.[5][6]

It was discovered on December 12, 1876 by astronomer John Louis Emil Dreyer.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 1279. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ "NGC 1279". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  3. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  4. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 1279". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  5. ^ 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. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1250 - 1299".

External links

  • Media related to NGC 1279 at Wikimedia Commons