NGC 4606

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NGC 4606
SDSS NGC 4606.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4606.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension 12h 40m 57.5s[1]
Declination11° 54′ 44″[1]
Redshift0.005470[1]
Helio radial velocity1640 km/s[1]
Distance53.3 Mly (16.35 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)12.67[1]
Characteristics
TypeSa[1]
Size~51,400 ly (15.75 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)3.2 x 1.6[1]
Other designations
CGCG 70-213, IRAS 12384+1211, MCG 2-32-174, PGC 42516, UGC 7839, VCC 1859[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4606 is a spiral galaxy located about 55 million light-years away[2] in the constellation of Virgo.[3] NGC 4606 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on March 15, 1784.[4] It has a disturbed stellar disk suggesting the actions of gravitational interactions.[5] NGC 4607 may be a possible companion of NGC 4606.[6] However, their redshifts differ by about 600 km/s, making it unlikely that they are a gravitationally bound pair.[7] NGC 4606 is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[8]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4606. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  3. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4606 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Virgo Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4600 - 4649". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  5. ^ Saviane, Ivo; Ivanov, Valentin D.; Borissova, Jordanka (2007-08-01). Groups of Galaxies in the Nearby Universe: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop held at Santiago de Chile, December 5 - 9, 2005. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-540-71173-5.
  6. ^ Koopmann, Rebecca A.; Kenney, Jeffrey D. P. (2004). "Hα Morphologies and Environmental Effects in Virgo Cluster Spiral Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal. 613 (2): 866–885. arXiv:astro-ph/0406243. Bibcode:2004ApJ...613..866K. doi:10.1086/423191. ISSN 0004-637X.
  7. ^ Chung, Aeree; Gorkom, J. H. van; Kenney, Jeffrey D. P.; Crowl, Hugh; Vollmer, Bernd (2009). "VLA Imaging of Virgo Spirals in Atomic Gas (VIVA). I. The Atlas and the H I Properties". The Astronomical Journal. 138 (6): 1741. Bibcode:2009AJ....138.1741C. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/138/6/1741. ISSN 1538-3881.
  8. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-30.

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