Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 134
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NGC 134, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller
NGC 134
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4049650

RA center: 0h 30' 26"

DEC center: -33° 14' 24"

Pixel scale: 0.409 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 63.147 degrees

Field radius: 0.209 degrees


Resolution: 3062x2037

Description

NGC 134 in Sculptor is an Sbc-type barred spiral galaxy about 60,000,000 light years distant, and spans 150,000 ly across, making it larger than our own Milky Way. Seen in a tilted, edge-on orientation, the galaxy has a bright core, and many pink, star-forming knots. Its warped disk is indicative of ancient, gravitational interaction with another galaxy- note the faint arm that extends leftward from 4 o'clock on the disk. Though John Herschel is credited with its discovery, he noted that it may have already been spotted by James Dunlop, six years earlier in 1828. This data is from the SSRO archive.

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NGC 134, 



    
        

            Warren A. Keller