NGC 4866

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NGC 4866
NGC 4866 as imaged by Hubble.jpg
NGC 4866 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension 12h 29m 26.8s[1]
Declination14° 09′ 55″
Redshift0.006615[2]
Helio radial velocity1977 ± 37 km/s
Distance80×10^6 ly (25 Mpc)
Apparent magnitude (V)12.0
Characteristics
TypeLenticular Galaxy
Apparent size (V)6.4' x 1.0'[3]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4866 is a lenticular galaxy located 80 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. It was first observed by British astronomer Sir William Herschel on January 14, 1787.

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