NGC 4710

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NGC 4710
NGC 4710 (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope).jpg
A Hubble Space Telescope of NGC 4710. When staring directly at the centre of the galaxy, one can detect a faint, ethereal "X"-shaped structure. Such a feature, which astronomers call a "boxy" or "peanut-shaped" bulge, is due to the vertical motions of the stars in the galaxy's bar and is only evident when the galaxy is seen edge-on.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension 12h 49m 38.9s[1]
Declination+15° 9′ 56″[1]
Redshift1125 ± 10 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.9[1]
TypeSA(r)0+ sp[1]
Apparent size (V)4′.9 × 1′.2[1]
Other designations
UGC 7980,[1] PGC 43375[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies
NGC 4710 by HST, 0.9′x2.7′ view

NGC 4710 is an edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. Its prominent x-shaped structure reveals the existence of an underlying bar.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4710. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  2. ^ Bogdan C. Ciambur; Alister W. Graham (2016), Quantifying the (X/peanut)-shaped structure in edge-on disc galaxies: length, strength, and nested peanuts

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Coordinates: Sky map 12h 49m 38.9s, +15° 09′ 56″