The Object of the Month of January is NGC 1023 located in the constellation Perseus.

NGC 1023 is located about 34 million light-years away from the Earth.

Also known as Arp 135, NGC 1023 is a barred lenticular galaxy, more than 50,000 light-years across.

It is magnitude 10, and can found in small telescopes. It is small through a 6" scope, but has "compact brightness". An elongated disk shape with a condensed, bright central region.

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