IC 167 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Aries. It was first reported by Bigourdan in 1891[1] and included in Dreyer's first Index Catalogue.[2]

IC 167
NGC 691 (upper left) and IC 167 (lower right)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension01h 51m 08.65s
Declination+21° 54′ 44.8″
Redshift0.00982 ± 0.00017
Apparent magnitude (V)14.0
Apparent size (V)3.09′ × 1.862′
Other designations
Arp 31, LEDA 6833, MCG+04-05-021, Z 0148.3+2140, APG 31, 2MASX1 J0151084+215447, UGC 1313, Z 482-25, LCSB L76, 2MASX J01510855+2154461, UZC J015108.6+215445

Galaxy group informationEdit

IC 167 is a member of the NGC 697 group.[3] There is some evidence that IC 167 is interacting with nearby NGC 694 as they seem to share HI regions.[3] The tidal warping of IC 167 also is indicative of an interaction with another galaxy.[3] How long the interaction between these two galaxies has been occurring is the subject of current research.[4]


  1. ^ Bigourdan, Guillaume (1891). "Nebuleuses nouvelles, decouvertes a l'Obseratoire de Paris" (PDF). Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des Sciences. 112: 647–650. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  2. ^ Dreyer, J.L.E. (1895). "Index Catalogue of Nebulae found in the years 1888 to 1894, with Notes and Corrections to the New General Catalogue". Mem. R. Astron. Soc. 51: 185–228. Bibcode:1895MmRAS..51..185D. Archived from the original on 2010-02-20. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b c van Moorsel, G.A. (1988). "A neutral hydrogen study of interacting galaxies in the NGC 697 group". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 202: 59–69. Bibcode:1988A&A...202...59V.
  4. ^ Iyer, Mansie G.; Simpson, Caroline E.; Gottesman, Stephen T.; Malphrus, Benjamin K. (September 2004). "Neutral hydrogen in ARP 158". Astronomical Journal. 128 (3): 985–996. arXiv:astro-ph/0405405. Bibcode:2004AJ....128..985I. doi:10.1086/422731. S2CID 17323672.

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Coordinates:   01h 51m 08.65s, +21° 54′ 44.8″