NGC 1560 is a very late spiral galaxy viewed edge-on from us. It has also been cataloged as IC 2062.
Together with its neighbor in the sky, NGC 1569, this galaxy has been considered as possible Local Group member galaxy by Arp (1966). Today, however, most authors consider both galaxies as nearby non-members (e.g., van den Bergh 1994); Kraan-Korteweg and Tammann (1979) suggest they might be members of the Maffei 1 - IC 342 group. The role of these two galaxies in the dynamical history of the Local Group and the Maffei 1 Group of Galaxies may be interesting.
The dwarf irregular galaxy Camelopardalis A (Cam A) is closely nearby and may be physical companion to NGC 1560.
The image in this page was obtained by Martin C. Germano on November 20/21, 1998 with 14.5-inch Newtonian, 125 min on hypered TP 2415 film.
Last Modification: January 1, 2000