NGC 4206

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 15m 16.875s, +13° 01′ 25.82″

NGC 4206
A dusty spiral in Virgo.jpg
NGC 4206 image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 15m 16.8s[2]
Declination13° 01′ 26.4″[2]
Helio radial velocity707 km/s[2]
Galactocentric velocity643 ± 3 km/s[3]
Distance67 Mly (20.4 Mpc)[2]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster[4][5]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.15[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)12.82[2]
Size~98,000 ly (30.1 kpc) (estimated)[3]
Apparent size (V)5.18 x 0.77[3]
Other designations
IRAS 12127+1318, PGC 39183,2MASX J12151687+1301258, MCG+02-31-066, HIPASS J1215+13, IC 3064, UGC 7260[2]

NGC 4206 is a spiral galaxy located about 70 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo. The galaxy is visible with most moderate amateur telescopes at 13th magnitude. It was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel on 17 April 1784 and is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[5][4]


  1. ^ "A dusty spiral in Virgo". ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "NGC 4206". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4206. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. ^ a b R. B. Tully (1988). Nearby Galaxies Catalog. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-35299-4.
  5. ^ a b Binggeli, B.; Sandage, A.; Tammann, G. A. (September 1985). "Studies of the Virgo Cluster. II - A catalog of 2096 galaxies in the Virgo Cluster area. V - Luminosity functions of Virgo Cluster galaxies". The Astronomical Journal. 90: 1681. Bibcode:1985AJ.....90.1681B. doi:10.1086/113874. ISSN 0004-6256.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 4206 at Wikimedia Commons