Galaxy NGC 1097

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NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. It was discovered by William Herschel on 9 October 1790. Three supernovae (SN 1992bd, SN 1999eu, and SN 2003B) have been observed in NGC 1097. NGC 1097 is also a Seyfert galaxy. Deep photographs revealed four narrow optical jets that appear to emanate from the nucleus. These have been interpreted as manifestations of the (currently weak) active nucleus.

RA center: 41.583 degrees
DEC center: -30.275 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.371 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -166.250 degrees
Field radius: 0.442 degrees
Author: Matthew

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