NGC 4559

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NGC 4559
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NGC 4559 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Coma Berenices
Right ascension 12h 35m 57.7s[1]
Declination +27° 57′ 35″[1]
Redshift 816 ± 9 km/s[1]
Distance ~ 29 Mly (8.859 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.4[1]
Characteristics
Type SAB(rs)cd[1]
Apparent size (V) 10′.7 × 4′.4[1]
Other designations
UGC 7766,[1] PGC 42002,[1] Caldwell 36
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4559 (also known as Caldwell 36) is an intermediate spiral galaxy with a weak inner ring structure in the constellation Coma Berenices. Distance estimates for NCG 4559 range from about 29 million light-years to 51 million light-years, averaging about 29 million light-years.[1]

NGC 4559 is a member of the Coma I Group.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4559. Retrieved 2007-03-31.
  2. ^ Sandage, A.; Tammann, G.A. (1975). "Steps toward the Hubble constant. V - The Hubble constant from nearby galaxies and the regularity of the local velocity field". The Astrophysical Journal. 196: 313–328. Bibcode:1975ApJ...196..313S. doi:10.1086/153413. ISSN 0004-637X.
  3. ^ Gregory, S.A.; Thompson, L. A. (1977). "The Coma I Galaxy Cloud". The Astrophysical Journal. 213: 345–350. Bibcode:1977ApJ...213..345G. doi:10.1086/155160. ISSN 0004-637X.

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