NGC 4485

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

NGC 4485
Starbursts in the wake of a fleeting romance.jpg
Galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici, taken by Hubble.[1]
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Canes Venatici[1]
Right ascension 12h 30m 31.113s[2]
Declination +41° 42′ 04.22″[2]
Redshift 0.0016[2]
Distance 25 million ly[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.93[2]
Apparent magnitude (B) 12.32[2]
Other designations
KPG 341a, MCG+07-26-013, UGC 7648, PGC 41326, UZC J123031.4+414201, 2MASX J12303111+4142042, VV 30b
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4485 is an irregular galaxy located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is interacting with the spiral galaxy NGC 4490 and as a result both galaxies are distorted and are undergoing intense star formation.

NGC 4485 and NGC 4490


  1. ^ a b c "Starbursts in the wake of a fleeting romance". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search Results for NGC 4485". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 13 May 2014.