NGC 4596

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NGC 4596
SDSS NGC 4596.jpg
Sloan Digital Sky Survey image of NGC 4596.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 39m 55.9s[1]
Declination10° 10′ 34″[1]
Helio radial velocity1892 km/s[1]
Distance55 Mly (16.8 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)11.35[1]
Size~55,700 ly (17.08 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)4.0 x 3.0[1]
Other designations
CGCG 70-206, MCG 2-32-170, PGC 42401, UGC 7828, VCC 1813[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4596 is a barred lenticular galaxy located about 55 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Virgo.[3] NGC 4596 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on March 15, 1784.[4] NGC 4596 is a member of the Virgo Cluster[5][6] and has an inclination of about 38°.[7]

Physical characteristics[edit]

NGC 4596 has a strong bar with bright ansae at the ends. Two diffuse spiral arms branch off from the ends of the bar and form an inner pseudoring that is well-defined. The spiral arms continue out and fade rapidly in the bright outer disk.[8]

Supermassive Black Hole[edit]

NGC 4596 has a supermassive black hole with an estimated mass of 78 million suns (7.8×107 M☉).[9][10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4596. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 4596". Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4550 - 4599". Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  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. ^ Gerssen, J.; Kuijken, K.; Merrifield, M. R. (1999-07-11). "The pattern speed of the bar in NGC 4596". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 306 (4): 926–930. Bibcode:1999MNRAS.306..926G. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.1999.02627.x. ISSN 0035-8711.
  7. ^ Kent, Stephen M. (1990-08-01). "The bar in NGC 4596". The Astronomical Journal. 100: 377–386. Bibcode:1990AJ....100..377K. doi:10.1086/115521. ISSN 0004-6256.
  8. ^ "NGC 4596 - SB(rs)0/a". The De Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  9. ^ Tremaine, Scott; Gebhardt, Karl; Bender, Ralf; Bower, Gary; Dressler, Alan; Faber, S. M.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Green, Richard; Grillmair, Carl (2002). "The Slope of the Black Hole Mass versus Velocity Dispersion Correlation". The Astrophysical Journal. 574 (2): 740–753. arXiv:astro-ph/0203468. Bibcode:2002ApJ...574..740T. doi:10.1086/341002. ISSN 0004-637X.
  10. ^ Savorgnan, G.; Graham, A. W.; Marconi, A.; Sani, E.; Hunt, L. K.; Vika, M.; Driver, S. P. (2013-09-01). "The supermassive black hole mass–Sérsic index relations for bulges and elliptical galaxies". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 434 (1): 387–397. arXiv:1306.2679. Bibcode:2013MNRAS.434..387S. doi:10.1093/mnras/stt1027. ISSN 0035-8711.
  11. ^ Ho, Luis C. (2004-09-09). Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies: Volume 1, Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-82449-1.

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