NGC 1187

Alt. Designations: NGC 1187
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Eridanus
Distance: 60 mly
Right Ascension: 03h 02m 37.6s
Declination: -22° 52´ 02"
Visual Magnitude: 10.6
Apparent Dimension: 4.2´ X 3.2´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 1187 is a spiral galaxy located about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus. NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions since the 1980s. In October 1982, the first supernova seen in NGC 1187 SN 1982R was discovered at La Silla Observatory and, in 2007, the amateur astronomer Berto Monard in South Africa spotted another supernova in this galaxy SN 2007Y.