NGC 4244

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NGC 4244
NGC 4244
Observation data
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right ascension 12h 17m 29.6s
Declination+37° 48′ 26″
Redshift+243 km/s
Distance4.1 Mpc) 14 Mly[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.2v / 10.7B
Apparent size (V)162′. × 1.8′
Other designations
Caldwell 26

NGC 4244, also Caldwell 26, is an edge-on loose spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, and is part of the M94 Group or Canes Venatici I Group, a galaxy group relatively close to the Local Group containing the Milky Way.. It is located near the yellow naked-eye star, Beta Canum Venaticorum, but also near the barred spiral galaxy NGC 4151 and irregular galaxy NGC 4214.

At +10.2v or 10.7B magnitude, NGC 4244 lies approximately 4.1 megaparsecs[1] (14 million light years)[2] away. A nuclear star cluster and halo is located near the centre of this galaxy.[2][3]


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  1. ^ a b "Distance Results for NGC 4244". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "A Rotating Compact Nuclear Stellar Cluster in NGC 4244". Gemini Observatory. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  3. ^ Seth, A.; de Jong, R.; Dalcanton, J. (2006). "CJO - Abstract - Detection of a stellar halo in NGC 4244". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  4. ^ "A silver needle in the sky". ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 23 August 2014.


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