NGC 4881

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NGC 4881
NGC4881 HST 1995-07.jpg
Elliptical Galaxy NGC 4881 (center) and the Spiral galaxy PGC 44691 (right).
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Coma Berenices
Right ascension 12h 59m 57.6s[1]
Declination +28° 14′ 51″[1]
Redshift 0.022482±0.000019
Helio radial velocity 6740±6 km/s[1]
Galactocentric velocity 6755±6 km/s[1]
Distance 352 Mly[citation needed]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.6[1]
Type E[1]
Apparent size (V) 1′.0 × 1′.0[1]
Other designations
UGC 8106,[1] PGC 44686[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4881 is an elliptical galaxy about 102 megaparsecs away in the Coma cluster of galaxies.[2] NGC 4881 was discovered by Heinrich Louis d'Arrest in 1865.

In 1994, the Hubble Space Telescope examined the Coma cluster and NGC 4881.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4881. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. ^ Thomsen, Bjarne; Baum, William A.; Hammergren, Mark; Worthey, Guy (1997). "The Distance to the Coma Cluster from Surface Brightness Fluctuations". The Astrophysical Journal. 483 (1): L37–L40. arXiv:astro-ph/9704121. Bibcode:1997ApJ...483L..37T. doi:10.1086/310735. ISSN 0004-637X.
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