NGC 4976

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NGC 4976
NGC 4976
NGC 4976 2MASS (near-infrared)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Centaurus
Right ascension 13h 08m 37.5s[1]
Declination −49° 30′ 23″[1]
Redshift 0.004847[1]
Helio radial velocity 1453 ± 24 km/s[1]
Distance 41 ± 17 Mly
(12.5 ± 5.3 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.0[1]
Characteristics
Type E4 pec[1]
Apparent size (V) 5′.6 × 3′.0[1]
Other designations
PGC 45562[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4976 is a peculiar elliptical galaxy in the constellation Centaurus. It was detected with a 5" telescope working at 20x magnification by comet hunter Jack Bennett.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4976. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 4976". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
  3. ^ http://www.astrosurf.com/antilhue/ngc_4976.htm Retrieved 4 July 2008

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