NGC 4461

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NGC 4461
NGC 4461.jpg
NGC 4461
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 29m 03.0s[1]
Declination13° 11′ 02″[1]
Redshift0.006418/1924 km/s[1]
Distance48,277,600 ly
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)12.09 [1]
TypeSB0^+(s) [1]
Size~ 50,561 ly
Apparent size (V)3.5 x 1.4[1]
Other designations
NGC 4443, PGC 41111, UGC 7613, VCC 1158[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4461 is a lenticular galaxy located about 50 million light-years away[2] in the constellation of Virgo.[3] It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on April 12, 1784.[4] NGC 4461 is a member of Markarian's Chain which is part of the Virgo Cluster.[5]

Interaction with NGC 4458[edit]

NGC 4461 is in a pair with the nearby galaxy NGC 4458.[6] It has undergone a tidal interaction with NGC 4458.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4461. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  3. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4461 - Galaxy in Virgo Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4450 - 4499". Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  5. ^ Markarian, B.E. (December 1961). "Physical chain of galaxies in the Virgo cluster and its dynamic instability" (PDF). Astronomical Journal. 66: 555–557. Bibcode:1961AJ.....66..555M.
  6. ^ "NGC 4461". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  7. ^ Morelli, L.; Halliday, C.; Corsini, E. M.; Pizzella, A.; Thomas, D.; Saglia, R. P.; Davies, R. L.; Bender, R.; Birkinshaw, M.; Bertola, F. (19 July 2004). "Nuclear stellar discs in low-luminosity elliptical galaxies: NGC 4458 and 4478" (PDF). Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 354 (3): 753–762. arXiv:astro-ph/0408084. Bibcode:2004MNRAS.354..753M. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.08236.x.

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