NGC 4845

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NGC 4845
NGC 4845
NGC 4845 as seen by HST
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension 12h 58m 01.2s[1]
Declination1° 34′ 33″
Redshiftz=0.004110 (1232 km/s)[1]
Distance47 Mly
Apparent magnitude (V)11.2[2]
Characteristics
TypeSab[2]
Apparent size (V)4′.9 × 1′.3[2]
Other designations
UGC 08087, 2MASX J12580124+0134320, NGC 4910[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4845 (also known as NGC 4910) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo around 47 million light years away. The galaxy was originally discovered by William Herschel in 1786.[4]

The galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center with a mass of 300,000. In 2013, the ESA observed the black hole absorbing matter from a nearby, low-mass object; possibly a brown dwarf star.[5] The observed X-ray flare was caught by the ESA's INTEGRAL telescope.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "NCG 4845". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database.
  2. ^ a b c "NCG 4845". Deep Sky Observatory.
  3. ^ "NGC 4910". The NGC/IC Project. Archived from the original on May 20, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "NGC Objects: NGC 4800-4849". Courtney Seligman. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  5. ^ "Astronomers watch as supermassive black hole 'wakes up,' swallows planet whole". National Post. April 4, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Jeff LaSala (April 3, 2013). "Watch a Black Hole Feed on Its Planet-Sized Prey". Geekosystem. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "Supermassive and super-hungry". Retrieved 4 January 2016.

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