NGC 4468

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NGC 4468
SDSS NGC 4468.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4468.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension 12h 29m 30.9s[1]
Declination14° 02′ 57″[1]
Redshift0.003032/909 km/s[1]
Distance55,100,000 ly
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.7[1]
TypeE, SA0-?[1]
Size~22,700 ly [1]
Apparent size (V)1.45 x 0.96[1]
Other designations
PGC 41171, UGC 7628, VCC 1196[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4468 is a dwarf elliptical galaxy[2] located about 55 million light-years away[3] in the constellation of Coma Berenices.[4] The galaxy was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on January 14, 1787.[5] It is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4468. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  2. ^ Halliday, Claire (22 June 1999). "Low luminosity elliptical galaxies" (PDF). Durham University.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  4. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4468 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4450 - 4499". Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  6. ^ Halliday, C.; Davies, Roger L.; Kuntschner, Harald; Birkinshaw, M.; Bender, Ralf; Saglia, R.P.; Baggley, Glenn (19 March 2001). "Line-of-sight velocity distributions of low-luminosity elliptical galaxies". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 000 (2): 473. arXiv:astro-ph/0103295. Bibcode:2001MNRAS.326..473H. CiteSeerX doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04492.x.
  7. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2017-09-20.