NGC 4639

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 42m 52.4s, +13° 15′ 27″

NGC 4639
Elegant spiral hides a hungry monster.jpg
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 4639.[1]
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 12h 42m 52.4s[2]
Declination +13° 15′ 27″[2]
Redshift 1018 ± 5 km/s[2]
Type SA(rs)bc[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 2′.8 × 1′.9[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.2[2]
Other designations
UGC 7884,[2] PGC 42741[2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4639 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. It lies over 70 million light-years away from planet Earth. Its core contains a massive black hole.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elegant spiral hides a hungry monster". Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4639. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  3. ^ Botkin-Kowacki, Eva (13 October 2015). "Spectacular Hubble photo: A bright galaxy holds a hidden secret". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 14 October 2015.