NGC1023 is a member of a group of galaxies in
Perseus that also contains NGC891. It lies about 32 million
light years away from earth. The galaxy is a type SB0 (or barred
spiral with little evidence of spiral arms) and Hubble and
ground based observations of star distributions have suggested
that this galaxy contains a central black hole with a mass of
around 40-60 million suns. This galaxy has also been found to
have a massive halo of dwarf galaxies.