Object name: NGC1334
NGC 1334 is an odd galaxy in Perseus about 180 to 190 million light-years from us. That would make it about 80 thousand light-years in diameter. A rather substantial sized spiral galaxy. NED says it is S? pec: while the NGC Project is more sure saying S pec. What type of spiral neither is willing to say. One paper says it is a "spiral with a bar." In any case, it was odd enough looking to make my list of peculiar galaxies Arp didn't include in his atlas. I find some indication it may be a starburst galaxy and it made several radio galaxy catalogs. Besides the obvious very non-symmetrical arm structure there appears to be a somewhat disconnected faint blob to the west (right) of the galaxy that lies between two stars, nearer the eastern one. This isn't listed in NED as a separate object nor does the size for NGC 1334 NED lists encompass it. I have no idea what it is. I see it in the SDSS image as well so it is real. I suppose it could be a tidal plume of some sort or it may be unrelated. There's no sign of any galaxy that has perturbed it but it could have devoured a small galaxy causing its disturbed appearance. I found nothing in the literature on this, however.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J03300176+4149559, 2MASS J03300202+4149547, 2MASX J03300186+4149558, ABELL 0426:[BM99] 658, AKARI J0330018+414958, CGCG 0326.7+4140, CGCG 541-017, HDCE 0230 NED003, IRAS 03266+4139, IRAS F03266+4139, LDCE 0224 NED259, LGG 091:[G93] 010, MCG +07-08-018, NGC 1334, NGC1334, NSA 133423, PGC 013001, UGC 02759, UZC J033001.8+414957, VLSS J0330.0+4150, [MO2001] J033001.8+414956.0,