NGC 4244

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NGC 4244
NGC 4244
Observation data
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right ascension12h 17m 29.6s
Declination+37° 48′ 26″
Redshift+243/+493 km/s
Distance6.5/14 million ly
Apparent magnitude (V)+10.2/+10.6
Apparent size (V)16′.2 x 1′.8
Other designations
Caldwell 26
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4244, also Caldwell 26, is an edge-on loose Spiral galaxy and Caldwell object in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is part of the M94 Group (the Canes Venatici I Group), a galaxy group relatively close to the Local Group containing the Milky Way. It shines at magnitude +10.2/+10.6. Its celestial cooridinates are RA 12h 17.5m, dec +37° 49′. It is located near a naked-eye G-class star Beta Canum Venaticorum, barred spiral galaxy NGC 4151, and irregular galaxy NGC 4214. The galaxy lies approximately 6.5 million[1]/14 million[2] light years away, with a redshift of +243/493[1] km/s. A nuclear star cluster and halo is located at the centre of this galaxy.[2][3]



  1. ^ a b Jurasevich, David M. (2004). "NGC 4244". Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  2. ^ a b "A Rotating Compact Nuclear Stellar Cluster in NGC 4244". Gemini Observatory. July 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  3. ^ Seth, A.; de Jong, R.; Dalcanton, J. (2006). "CJO - Abstract - Detection of a stellar halo in NGC 4244". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  4. ^ "A silver needle in the sky". ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 23 August 2014.


  • Pasachoff, Jay M. (2000). "Atlas of the Sky". Stars and Planets. New York, NY: Peterson Field Guides. pp. 578 pg. ISBN 0-395-93432-X.
  • Eicher, David J. (1988). The Universe from Your Backyard: A Guide to Deep-Sky Objects from Astronomy Magazine. AstroMedia (Kalmbach Publishing Company). ISBN 0-521-36299-7.

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 17m 29.6s, +37° 48′ 26″