Irregular, Elliptical or Lenticular Galaxy UGCA 86 (0355+66, PCG 14241),
type Irr, dE or S0,
Although Mike Irwin and others count this galaxy to the Local Group now,
its position in the sky and its recession velocity might indicate that it
may be a member of the Maffei 1 group. This is particularly suggested by its
close proximity to IC 342, from which it is separated by only 1.6 degrees in
the sky; UGCA 86 may well be a companion to this galaxy.
- 03 : 59.9
- +67 : 08
- Irr or S0
- +262 km/s
- 6200 kly
- Apparent Dimension:
- 0.8 x 0.7 arc min
- 13.5 mag vis
- Abs. Mag:
On the other hand, Saha & Hoessel (1991) suggested
this galaxy as a local group member because of its resolution into stars.
From the magnitudes of the resolved stars, Karachentsev and
Tikhonov (1993) estimated its distance as 1.9 Mpc (6.2 Mly) which would
posts it at or slightly beyond the outer edges of the Local Group.
- A. Saha & J.G. Hoessel, 1991.
Astronomical Journal, Vol. 101, p. 465
- I.D. Karachentsev, & N.A. Tikhonov, 1993.
Astronomy & Aastrophysics Supplement, Vol. 100, p. 227
- Sidney van den Bergh, 1994.
The Outer Fringes of the Local Group.
Astronomical Journal, Vol. 107, No. 4, p. 1328-1331 (April 1994)
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