NGC 4388

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 30m 31.113s, +41° 42′ 04.22″

NGC 4388
NGC 4388 - HST - Potw1649a.tif
Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 4388
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 12h 25m 46.820s[1]
Declination +12° 39′ 43.45″[1]
Redshift 0.008419[2]
Helio radial velocity 2524[2]
Distance 19.960 ± 5.652 Mpc (65.10 ± 18.43 Mly)[2]
Group or cluster Virgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.02[3]
Apparent magnitude (B) 11.76[3]
Characteristics
Type SA(s)b[2]
Size 120,000 kly (36,000 kpc)[2]
Apparent size (V) 6.2′ × 1.674′[2]
Other designations
UGC 7520, MCG+02-32-041, PGC 40581, VCC 836
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4388 is an active spiral galaxy located in the Virgo Cluster. NGC 4388 is also considered to be one of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster due to its luminous nucleus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Skrutskie, M. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4388. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "NGC 4388". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 12 February 2017.