NGC 4700

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 49m 08.148s, −11° 24′ 35.48″

NGC 4700
NGC 4700.jpg
The galaxy NGC 4700 bears the signs of the vigorous birth of many new stars.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo[1]
Right ascension 12h 49m 08.148s[2]
Declination −11° 24′ 35.48″[2]
Redshift 0.00480[2]
Helio radial velocity 1435 km/s[2]
Distance 50 million ly[1]
Type Barred spiral galaxy
Other designations
LEDA 43330, SINGG HIPASS J1249-11, [NLB95] f717g006, 6dFGS gJ124908.2-112436, 2MASX J12490814-1124354, [CHM2007] HDC 740 J124908.14-1124354, [VV2000c] J124907.1-112444, HIPASS J1249-11 MCG-02-33-013, [CHM2007] LDC 904 J124908.14-1124354, [VV2003c] J124907.1-112444, IRAS 12465-1108, 2MFGC 10101, [DML87] 662, [VV2006c] J124907.1-112444, IRAS F12465-1108, PSCz Q12465-1108, [HB91] 1246-111, [VV98c] J124907.1-112444
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4700 is a spiral galaxy located 50 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo. NGC 4700 was discovered in March 1786 by the British astronomer William Herschel who noted it as a "very faint nebula".


  1. ^ a b "A Galaxy Festooned with Stellar Nurseries". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Search results for NGC 4700". Astronomical database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 23 July 2012.