NGC 4666

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NGC 4666
NGC 4666 - Eso1036a.jpg
The superwind galaxy NGC 4666.
Credit: ESO/J. Dietrich..
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 42m 34.6s[1]
Declination−00° 11′ 21″[1]
Distance80 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)10.8[2]
Apparent size (V)4.5[2]
Other designations
NGC 4666, 2MASSW J1245072-002740, SDSS J124508.59-002742.7, [CHM2007] LDC 904 J124508.67-0027428, 6dFGS gJ124508.6-002743, 2MASX J12450867-0027428, SINGG HIPASS J1245-00, [CHM2007] HDC 720 J124508.67-0027428, HIPASS J1245-00, MCG+00-33-008, UGC 7926, [M98c] 124235.1-001114, IRAS F12425-0011, 2MFGC 10050, UZC J124508.0-002744, [NLB95] f861g005, IRAS 12425-0011, MRC 1242-001, Z 1242.6-0010, LEDA 42975, PMN J1245-0027, Z 15-15.
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4666 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It is noteworthy for its vigorous star formation, which creates an unusual “superwind[3] of out-flowing gas. This wind is not visible at optical wavelengths, but is prominent in X-rays, and has been observed by the ESA XMM-Newton space telescope.[4]

A Type Ia Supernova was detected in NGC 4666 on 9 December 2014.[5][6] ASASSN-14lp is located 12 arcseconds from the center of NGC 4666.


  1. ^ a b "NGC 4666". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  2. ^ a b "The Interactive NGC Catalog Online". Results for NGC 4666. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  3. ^ The Superwind Galaxy, ESO, 1 September 2010.
  4. ^ Extra-planar Hot Gas and Magnetic Fields in the Superwind Galaxy NGC 4666, ESA, Retrieved 24 February 2011.
  5. ^ ASAS-SN Discovery of A Bright Probable Supernova in NGC 4666
  6. ^ Supernovae ASASSN-14lp in NGC 4666

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