NGC 4578

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NGC 4578
SDSS NGC 4578.jpeg
SDSS image of NGC 4578.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension 12h 37m 30.5s[1]
Declination09° 33′ 18″[1]
Redshift0.007645[1]
Helio radial velocity2292 km/s[1]
Distance55.65 Mly (17.062 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)12.38[1]
Characteristics
TypeSA0^0(r)[1]
Size~53,600 ly (16.44 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)3.3 x 2.5[1]
Other designations
CGCG 70-195, MCG 2-32-159, PGC 42149, UGC 7793, VCC 1720[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4578 is a lenticular galaxy located about 55 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Virgo.[3] NGC 4578 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on January 18, 1784[4] and is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4578. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 4578". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4550 - 4599". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  6. ^ "The Virgo Cluster". www.atlasoftheuniverse.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.