NGC 4479

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NGC 4479
SDSS NGC 4479.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4479.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension 12h 30m 18.4s[1]
Declination13° 34′ 40″[1]
Redshift0.002922/876 km/s[1]
Distance59.7 Mly[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.4[1]
Size~26,860 ly (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.38 x 1.10[1]
Other designations
CGCG 70-134, MCG 2-32-100, PGC 41302, UGC 7646, VCC 1283[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4479 is a barred lenticular galaxy located about 60 million light-years away[2] in the constellation of Coma Berenices.[3] NGC 4479 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on April 8, 1784.[4] It is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4479. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  3. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4479 - Barred Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4450 - 4499". Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2017-10-01.

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