NGC 4744

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NGC 4744
2MASS NGC 4744.jpg
2MASS image of NGC 4744.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCentaurus
Right ascension 12h 52m 19.6s[1]
Declination−41° 03′ 36″[1]
Redshift0.011201[1]
Helio radial velocity3358 km/s[1]
Distance162 Mly (49.7 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterCentaurus Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.77[1]
Characteristics
TypeSB0/a(s)[1]
Size~145,400 ly (44.59 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)2.1 x 1.0[1]
Other designations
ESO 323-22, CCC 227, IRAS 12495-4047, MCG -7-27-6, PGC 43661[1]

NGC 4744 is a barred lenticular galaxy located about 160 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Centaurus.[3] NGC 4744 was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on June 8, 1834.[4] It is a member of the Centaurus Cluster.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4744. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 4744". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4700 - 4749". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  5. ^ Jerjen, H.; Dressler, A. (1997-07-01). "Studies of the Centaurus cluster". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 124 (1): 1–12. Bibcode:1997A&AS..124....1J. doi:10.1051/aas:1997355. ISSN 0365-0138.
  6. ^ O'Meara, Stephen James (2013-04-08). Deep-Sky Companions: Southern Gems. Cambridge University Press. p. 222. Bibcode:2013dcsg.book.....O. ISBN 978-1-139-85154-1.

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