NGC 4873

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NGC 4873
SDSS NGC 4873.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4873.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right ascension12h 59m 32.8s[1]
Declination27° 59′ 01″[1]
Redshift0.019310/5789 km/s[1]
Distance269,276,000 ly
Group or clusterComa Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)15.1[1]
Size~79,000 ly (estimated)
Apparent size (V)0.67 x 0.45[1]
Other designations
CGCG 160-229, DRCG 27-155, MCG 5-31-69, PGC 44621[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4873 is a lenticular galaxy located about 270 million light-years away[2] in the constellation of Coma Berenices.[3] NGC 4873 was discovered by astronomer Heinrich d'Arrest on May 10, 1863.[4] The galaxy is a member of the Coma Cluster.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4873. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  3. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4873 - Lenticular Galaxy in Coma Berenices Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4850 - 4899". Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  6. ^ Steinicke, Wolfgang (2010-08-19). Observing and Cataloguing Nebulae and Star Clusters: From Herschel to Dreyer's New General Catalogue. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781139490108.