NGC 4700

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 49m 08.148s, −11° 24′ 35.48″

NGC 4700
NGC 4700.jpg
The galaxy NGC 4700 bears the signs of the vigorous birth of many new stars.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 12h 49m 08.148s[2]
Declination−11° 24′ 35.48″[2]
Helio radial velocity1435 km/s[2]
Distance29.40 ± 21.72 Mly (9.013 ± 6.658 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.32[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)12.7[2]
Apparent size (V)3.09′ (major axis)[3]
Other designations
MGC-02-33-013, PGC 43330[2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4700 is a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo. NGC 4700 was discovered in March 1786 by the British astronomer William Herschel who noted it as a "very faint nebula".

NGC 4700 was imaged by Hubble in 2012, showing an abundance of star-forming regions similar to the Orion Nebula.[1]


  1. ^ a b "A Galaxy Festooned with Stellar Nurseries". ESA/Hubble Picture of the Week. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Search results for NGC 4700". Astronomical database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "NED results for object NGC 4700". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 15 February 2017.