NGC 1407 is an eliptical galaxie that is part
of a group of galaxies in the constellation of Eridanus,
sometimes called the Eridanus Cloud. It is a loose grouping of
galaxies at a mean distance of approximately 75 Mly. Redshift
values show that there are approximately 200 galaxies associated
with the group, approximately 70% of which are spiral and
irregular type galaxies whilst the remaining 30% are elliptical
and lenticular types.