NGC 4527

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NGC 4527
SDSS NGC 4527.jpeg
SDSS image of NGC 4527
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension12h 34m 08.4s[1]
Declination+02° 39′ 13″[1]
Redshift1736 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance48.9 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)11.4[1]
Apparent size (V)6′.2 × 2′.1[1]
Other designations
UGC 7721,[1] PGC 41789[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4527 is a Spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo.


NGC 4527 is an intermediate spiral galaxy similar to the Andromeda Galaxy[2] and is located at a distance not well determined, but usually is considered to be an outlying member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies,[3] being placed within the subcluster known as S Cloud.[4]

Unlike the Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 4527 is also a starburst galaxy, with 2.5 billion solar masses of molecular hydrogen concentrated within its innermost regions.[5] However said starburst is still weak and seems to be on its earliest phases.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4527. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  2. ^ "Best of AOP: NGC 4527". NOAO. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  3. ^ "Notes for object NGC 4527". NASA-IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  4. ^ "Galaxy On Line Database Milano Network (GOLDMine)". Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  5. ^ a b Shibatsuka, T.; Matsushita, S.; Kohno, K.; Kawabe, R. (2003). "Multi-Line Observations of Molecular Gas in the Central Region of the Low Star-Formation Efficiency Starburst Galaxy NGC 4527". Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan. 55 (1): 87–101. Bibcode:2003PASJ...55...87S. doi:10.1093/pasj/55.1.87.