NGC 4222

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NGC 4222
SDSS NGC 4222.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4222.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension 12h 16m 22.5s[1]
Declination13° 18′ 25″[1]
Redshift0.000767[1]
Helio radial velocity230 km/s[1]
Distance62 Mly (19 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.86[1]
Characteristics
TypeSd[1]
Size~72,000 ly (22 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)3.25 x 0.45[1]
Other designations
CGCG 69-119, FGC 1396, IRAS 12138+1334, MCG 2-31-75, PGC 39308, UGC 7291, VCC 187[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4222 is an edge-on spiral galaxy[2] located about 60 million light-years away[3] in the constellation Coma Berenices.[4] It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on April 8, 1784 and is often misidentified as IC 3087.[5] NGC 4222 is a member of the Virgo Cluster[6][7] and is a companion of NGC 4216[8] which lies about 180,000 ly (56 kpc) away.[9][8] Despite this, the two galaxies are not interacting.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4222. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  3. ^ "NED Query Results for NGC 4222". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  4. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 4222". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  5. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4200 - 4249". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ C., Kraan-Korteweg, R. (March 1982). "A complete sample of Virgo cluster galaxies". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 47: 505. Bibcode:1982A&AS...47..505K. ISSN 0365-0138.
  8. ^ a b Paudel, Sanjaya; Duc, Pierre-Alain; Côté, Patrick; Cuillandre, Jean-Charles; Ferrarese, Laura; Etienne Ferriere; Gwyn, Stephen D. J.; Mihos, J. Christopher; Vollmer, Bernd (2013). "The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey. IV. NGC 4216: A Bombarded Spiral in the Virgo Cluster". The Astrophysical Journal. 767 (2): 133. arXiv:1302.6611. Bibcode:2013ApJ...767..133P. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/767/2/133. ISSN 0004-637X.
  9. ^ a b Chung, Aeree; Gorkom, J. H. van; Kenney, Jeffrey D. P.; Crowl, Hugh; Vollmer, Bernd (2010). "Erratum: "VLA Imaging of Virgo Spirals in Atomic Gas (VIVA). I. The Atlas and The H I Properties" (2009, AJ, 138, 1741)". The Astronomical Journal. 139 (6): 2716. arXiv:0909.0781. Bibcode:2010AJ....139.2716C. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/139/6/2716. ISSN 1538-3881.

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