NGC 4469

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NGC 4469
SDSS NGC 4469.jpeg
SDSS image of NGC 4469
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 29m 28.0s[1]
Declination08° 45′ 00″[1]
Redshift0.001798/539 km/s[1]
Distance54,610,000 ly[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)12.0[1]
TypeSB(s)0/a, LINER[1]
Size~60,380 ly (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)2.50 x 1.04[1]
Other designations
PGC 41164, UGC 7622, VCC 1190[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4469 is a nearly edge-on spiral galaxy[2] located about 55 million light-years away[3] in the constellation of Virgo.[4] It is also classified as a LINER galaxy.[3] NGC 4469 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on April 15, 1784.[5] It is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[6]

Physical characteristics[edit]

NGC 4469 has an X or peanut-shaped bulge, betraying the presence of a bar which generates such structures.[2][7] NGC 4469 may also have an axisymmetric structure. [8]

HST image of NGC 4469 showing filaments of dust and a distinct peanut shaped bulge.

Dust Lanes[edit]

NGC 4469 has dust lanes that cross the Earth's line of sight.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4469. Retrieved 2017-10-02.
  2. ^ a b Bureau, M.; Aronica, G.; Athanassoula, E.; Dettmar, R.-J.; Bosma, A.; Freeman, K. C. (24 April 2006). "K-band observations of boxy bulges – I. Morphology and surface brightness profiles". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 370 (2): 753–772. arXiv:astro-ph/0606056. Bibcode:2006MNRAS.370..753B. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2006.10471.x.
  3. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  4. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4469 - Galaxy in Virgo Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  5. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4450 - 4499". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  6. ^ a b "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  7. ^ Bogdan C. Ciambur; Alister W. Graham (2016), Quantifying the (X/peanut)-shaped structure in edge-on disc galaxies: length, strength, and nested peanuts
  8. ^ BUREAU, M.; FREEMAN, K. C. (30 March 1999). "THE NATURE OF BOXY/PEANUT-SHAPED BULGES IN SPIRAL GALAXIES". The Astronomical Journal. 118 (1): 126–138. arXiv:astro-ph/9904015. Bibcode:1999AJ....118..126B. doi:10.1086/300922.