|Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)|
|Right ascension||4h 17m 35.8s|
|Declination||−62° 47′ 1″|
|Redshift||1304 ± 4 km/s|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||3′.5 × 2′.0|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||11|
NGC 1559 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Reticulum. It is also a Seyfert galaxy. Although it was originally thought to be a member of the Dorado Group, subsequent observations have shown that it is in fact not a member of any galaxy group or cluster and does not have any nearby companions. NGC 1559 has massive spiral arms and strong star formation. It contains a small bar which is oriented nearly east-west and spans 40″. Its bar and disc are the source of very strong radio emissions.
In 2005, a Type 1a supernova, (SN 2005df) was observed. Two other supernovae discovered in NGC 1559 were SN 1984J and SN 1986L. All three were discovered by Australian amateur astronomer Robert Evans.
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- NGC 1559 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images