Hubble image of NGC 4911.
|Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)|
|Right ascension||13h 00m 56.1s|
|Declination||+27° 47' 25.5"|
|Distance||320,000 kly |
|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. 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. This is rare for a spiral galaxy to be situated at the heart of a cluster.
- "NASA Image of the Day". NGC 4911. Retrieved 11 Aug 2010.
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