NGC 4309

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NGC 4309
NGC4309 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4309
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension12h 22m 12.4s[2]
Declination07° 08′ 40″[2]
Helio radial velocity869 km/s[2]
Distance54 Mly (16.6 Mpc)[2]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.6[2]
Size~62,000 ly (19 kpc) (estimated)[2]
Apparent size (V)4.99 x 0.79[2]
Other designations
UGC 7435, PGC 40051, VCC 0534, MCG +01-32-025[2]

NGC 4309 is a lenticular galaxy located about 55 million light-years away[3] in the constellation Virgo. The galaxy was discovered by astronomer Christian Peters in 1881[4] and is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[5][6]

NGC 4309 is classified as an AGN[7] and has undergone Ram-pressure stripping.[8]

Globular clusters[edit]

Within a distance of 160,000 ly (50 kpc) from NGC 4309 exists a population of 162 globular clusters that surround the galaxy.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ R. W. Sinnott, ed. (1988). The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J. L. E. Dreyer. Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-933346-51-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4309. Retrieved 2007-03-30.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4300 - 4349". Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  5. ^ Binggeli, B.; Sandage, A.; Tammann, G. A. (1985-09-01). "Studies of the Virgo Cluster. II - A catalog of 2096 galaxies in the Virgo Cluster area". The Astronomical Journal. 90: 1681–1759. Bibcode:1985AJ.....90.1681B. doi:10.1086/113874. ISSN 0004-6256.
  6. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  7. ^ Gavazzi, G.; Fumagalli, M.; Fossati, M.; Galardo, V.; Grossetti, F.; Boselli, A.; Giovanelli, R.; Haynes, M. P. (2013-05-01). "Halpha3: an Halpha imaging survey of HI selected galaxies from ALFALFA. II. Star formation properties of galaxies in the Virgo cluster and surroundings". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 553: A89. arXiv:1303.2846. Bibcode:2013A&A...553A..89G. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201218789. ISSN 0004-6361.
  8. ^ Köppen, J; Jáchym, P; Taylor, R; Palouš, J (2018-10-01). "Ram pressure stripping made easy: an analytical approach". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 479 (4): 4367–4390. arXiv:1806.05887. Bibcode:2018MNRAS.479.4367K. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1610. ISSN 0035-8711. S2CID 119245255.
  9. ^ Zaritsky, Dennis; Aravena, Manuel; Athanassoula, E.; Bosma, Albert; Comerón, Sébastien; Elmegreen, Bruce G.; Erroz-Ferrer, Santiago; Gadotti, Dimitri A.; Hinz, Joannah L. (2015-01-27). "Globular Cluster Populations: First Results from S4G Early-Type Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal. 799 (2): 159. arXiv:1411.4615. Bibcode:2015ApJ...799..159Z. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/799/2/159. ISSN 1538-4357.

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