NGC 1533

NGC 1533

NGC 1533
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Dorado
Right ascension 04h 09m 51.8s[1]
Declination −56° 07′ 06″[1]
Redshift 790 ± 5 km/s[1]
Distance 62 ± 4 Mly (19.0 ± 1.1 Mpc)[2][a]
Type (L)SB(rs)00[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2′.8 × 2′.3[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.7[1]
Other designations
PGC 14582[1]

NGC 1533 is a barred lenticular galaxy with faint spiral structure in the constellation Dorado and the seventh brightest member of the Dorado Group and 1°[3] off the group's center.[2] It is surrounded by a vast arc or ring of H I which is connected to IC 2038 and IC 2039.[2] The ring orbits around 32 kpc from the center.[3][b] It is typical of lenticular galaxies in that star formation is weak in NGC 1533.[2] Using both the surface brightness fluctuation (SBF) and globular cluster luminosity function (GCLF) methods, its distance was estimated in 2007 to be 19.4 ± 1.1 Mpc and 18.6 ± 2.0 Mpc respectively.[2] Averaging these together gives a distance of around 19 million parsecs or 62 million light-years from earth.[a] In 1970, a supernova was detected in NGC 1533.[4]

NGC 1533 was discovered by John Herschel on December 5, 1834.

Notes

  1. ^ average(19.4 ± 1.1, 18.6 ± 2.0) = ((19.4 + 18.6) / 2) ± ((1.12 + 2.02)0.5 / 2) = 19.0 ± 1.1
  2. ^ 35 kpc calculated assuming a distance of 21 Mpc[3] converts to a distance of 32 (35 ÷ 21 × 19) kpc for the current distance estimate of 19 Mpc

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g
  2. ^ a b c d e
  3. ^ a b c
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External links

  • NGC 1533 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
  • Sky View image of NGC 1533