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)
Right ascension 12h 42m 52.4s[2]
Declination+13° 15′ 27″[2]
Redshift1018 ± 5 km/s[2]
Distance73,202,542 ly[2]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)12.2[2]
Apparent size (V)2′.8 × 1′.9[2]
Other designations
UGC 7884, PGC 42741, VCC 1943[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] NGC 4639 is also classified as a Seyfert galaxy.[4] NGC 4639 is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[5]


  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.
  4. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2017-08-29.