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NGC 1097

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC67
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1097
Right Ascension2h 46m 19s
Declination-30° 16' 30"
Distancec.48,900,000 light years
c.15,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.3
Absolute: -21.5
Mean DiameterApparent: 10.6'
Actual: c.147,500 light years
Hubble TypeSBb Barred Spiral Galaxy
Optimum VisibilityNovember
NotesThe spiral form of C67 is somewhat deformed by the presence of a nearby elliptical companion galaxy, NGC 1097A. At the core of the main galaxy is a supermassive black hole, around which a ring of material has formed meassuring some 5,000 light years in diameter.


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