Spiral Galaxy NGC 1087
The spiral galaxy NGC 1087 is found in the constellation Cetus, and has
a recession velocity of about 1520 kilometers per second. This galaxy's
most notable physical feature is a short rotating bar-like structure of
bright stars straddling the galactic center. Although it has a
comparatively low surface brightness, the galaxy shone just a bit more
brilliantly in August 1995 when one of its massive stars exploded into a
Type II supernova.