NGC 4911

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NGC 4911
NGC 4911.jpg
Hubble image of NGC 4911.
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Coma Berenices
Right ascension 13h 00m 56.1s
Declination +27° 47' 25.5"
Distance 320,000 kly [1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1,3 arc minutes
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.8
Notable features Dreyer's description: 1st of 4, F, pL, *11 2' np
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4911 is a spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light years away in the northern constellation Coma Berenices.[1] The galaxy contains rich lanes of dust and gas near its centre. The existence of clouds of Hydrogen within the galaxy indicates ongoing star formation.[1] This is rare for a spiral galaxy to be situated at the heart of a cluster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NASA Image of the Day". NGC 4911. Retrieved 11 Aug 2010.