SDSS image of NGC 4753; Notice the distinct dust lanes surrounding the nucleus
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||12h 52m 22.1s|
|Declination||−01° 11′ 59″|
|Group or cluster||NGC 4753 Group|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||10.85|
|Size||~106,100 ly (estimated)|
|Apparent size (V)||6.0 x 2.8|
|PGC 43671, UGC 8009|
NGC 4753 is a lenticular galaxy located about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. NGC 4753 was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on February 22, 1784. It is notable for having distinct dust lanes that surround its nucleus. The galaxy is a member of the Virgo II Groups, an extension of the Virgo Cluster.
The distribution of dust in NGC 4753 lies in an inclined disk wrapped several times around the nucleus. The material in the disk may have been accreted from the merger of gas rich dwarf galaxy. Over several orbital periods, the accreted material eventually smeared out into a disk. Differential precession that occurred after the accretion event caused the disk to twist. Eventually, the disk settled into a fixed orientation with respect to the galaxy. The age of the disk is estimated to be around half a billon to a billion years.
NGC 4753 is a member of its own galaxy group, known as the NGC 4753 Group. The NGC 4753 Group is located near the southern edge of the Virgo Cluster. The group, along with other groups of galaxies form part of a filament that extends off from the southern border of the Virgo Cluster that is called the Virgo II Groups.
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