NGC 4333 is a barred spiral galaxy with a ring structure[2] located about 330 million light-years away[3] in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered by astronomer William Herschel on April 13, 1784,[4] who described it as "F, pS, R, bM, 2nd of 3".[5] NGC 4333 is also classified as a LINER galaxy.[6] Despite being listed in the Virgo Cluster catalog as VCC 637, it is not a member of the Virgo Cluster but instead a background galaxy.[7]

NGC 4333
NGC4333 - SDSS DR14.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4333.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension12h 23m 22.3s[1]
Declination06° 02′ 27″[1]
Helio radial velocity7017 km/s[1]
Distance330 Mly (100 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)14.48[1]
Size~110,800 ly (33.96 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)0.9 x 0.7[1]
Other designations
VCC 0637, PGC 040217, MCG +01-32-034, CGCG 042-065[1]

Nearby galaxiesEdit

NGC 4333 forms a pair with the galaxy NGC 4326, known as [T2015] nest 102514,[8][9] in which NGC 4326 is the birghtest member of the pair.[9] Both galaxies are part of the CfA2 Great Wall.[10]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4333. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  2. ^ "HyperLeda -object description". Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2022-03-03.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4300 - 4349". Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  5. ^ "NGC/IC Project Restoration Efforts". Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  6. ^ Toba, Y.; Oyabu, S.; Matsuhara, H.; Malkan, M. A.; Gandhi, P.; Nakagawa, T.; Isobe, N.; Shirahata, M.; Oi, N.; Ohyama, Y.; Takita, S. (2014-05-20). "Luminosity and Redshift Dependence of the Covering Factor of Active Galactic Nuclei Viewed Withwiseand Sloan Digital Sky Survey". The Astrophysical Journal. 788 (1): 45. arXiv:1404.4937. Bibcode:2014ApJ...788...45T. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/788/1/45. ISSN 0004-637X. S2CID 250807868.
  7. ^ Binggeli, B.; Sandage, A.; Tammann, G. A. (September 1985). "Studies of the Virgo Cluster. II - A catalog of 2096 galaxies in the Virgo Cluster area. V - Luminosity functions of Virgo Cluster galaxies". The Astronomical Journal. 90: 1681. Bibcode:1985AJ.....90.1681B. doi:10.1086/113874.
  8. ^ "[T2015] nest 10214". Retrieved 2022-02-22.
  9. ^ a b Tully, R. Brent (2015-05-01). "Galaxy Groups: A 2MASS Catalog". The Astronomical Journal. 149 (5): 171. arXiv:1503.03134. Bibcode:2015AJ....149..171T. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/149/5/171. ISSN 0004-6256. S2CID 119285986.
  10. ^ Hoffman, G. Lyle; Lewis, B. M.; Salpeter, E. E. (1995-03-01). "The Large-Scale Distribution of Late-Type Galaxies between Virgo and the Great Wall". The Astrophysical Journal. 441: 28. Bibcode:1995ApJ...441...28H. doi:10.1086/175333. ISSN 0004-637X.