NGC 4506

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NGC 4506
SDSS NGC 4506.jpeg
SDSS image of NGC 4506
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension 12h 32m 10.5s[1]
Declination13° 25′ 11″[1]
Redshift0.002458/737 km/s[1]
Distance47.6 Mly[2]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.7[1]
TypeSa pec[1]
Size~26,000 ly (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.79 x 1.06[1]
Other designations
PGC 41546, UGC 7682, VCC 1419[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4506 is a spiral galaxy located around 50 million light-years away[3] in the constellation Coma Berenices.[4] It is classified as peculiar due to the presence of dust that surrounds its nucleus.[5] NGC 4506 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on January 14, 1787.[6] It is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4506. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  2. ^ "parsecs to lightyears conversion". Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  4. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4506 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  5. ^ Binggeli, B.; Sandage, A.; Tammann, G. A. (1985-09-01). "Studies of the Virgo Cluster. II - A catalog of 2096 galaxies in the Virgo Cluster area". The Astronomical Journal. 90: 1681–1759. Bibcode:1985AJ.....90.1681B. doi:10.1086/113874. ISSN 0004-6256.
  6. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4500 - 4549". Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  7. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2017-11-12.