NGC 4586

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NGC 4586
SDSS NGC 4586.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4586.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 38m 28.4s[1]
Declination04° 19′ 09″[1]
Helio radial velocity794 km/s[1]
Distance51 Mly (15.5 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterVirgo II Groups
Apparent magnitude (V)12.7[1]
Size~60,900 ly (18.68 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)2.90 x 0.99[1]
Other designations
CGCG 42-187, IRAS 12359+0435, MCG 1-32-122, PGC 42241, UGC 7804, VCC 1760[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4586 is a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Virgo.[3] The galaxy was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on February 2, 1786.[4] Although listed in the Virgo Cluster Catalog,[5] NGC 4586 is considered to be a member of the Virgo II Groups which form a southern extension of the Virgo cluster.[6][7] NGC 4586 is currently in the process of infalling into the Virgo Cluster and is predicted to enter the cluster in about 500 million years.[8]

Boxy/Peanut bulge[edit]

NGC 4586 has a boxy or peanut-shaped bulge. The bulge has been interpreted to be a bar viewed edge-on.[9][10]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4586. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 4586". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4550 - 4599". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  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. ^ Tully, R. B. (June 1982). "The Local Supercluster". The Astrophysical Journal. 257: 389–422. Bibcode:1982ApJ...257..389T. doi:10.1086/159999. ISSN 0004-637X.
  7. ^ "The Virgo II Groups". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  8. ^ Tully, R. B.; Shaya, E. J. (June 1984). "Infall of galaxies into the Virgo cluster and some cosmological constraints". The Astrophysical Journal. 281: 31–55. Bibcode:1984ApJ...281...31T. doi:10.1086/162073. ISSN 0004-637X.
  9. ^ Corsini, E. M.; Pizzella, A.; Coccato, L.; Bertola, F. (2003-09-01). "Minor-axis velocity gradients in spirals and the case of inner polar disks". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 408 (3): 873–885. arXiv:astro-ph/0306382. Bibcode:2003A&A...408..873C. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20030951. ISSN 0004-6361.
  10. ^ Bender, Ralf (2003-01-23). The Mass of Galaxies at Low and High Redshift: Proceedings of the European Southern Observatory and Universitäts-Sternwarte München Workshop Held in Venice, Italy, 24-26 October 2001. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9783540002055.