NGC 4466 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years away[2] in the constellation of Virgo.[3] NGC 4466 was discovered by astronomer Bindon Stoney on February 26, 1851.[4] The galaxy is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[2]

NGC 4466
SDSS NGC 4466.jpg
SDSS image of NGC 4466.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension12h 29m 30.6s[1]
Declination07° 41′ 47″[1]
Redshift0.002512/753 km/s[1]
Distance48,570,000 ly
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)14.2[1]
Characteristics
TypeSab[1]
Size~40,685 ly (estimated)
Apparent size (V)1.54 x 0.51[1]
Other designations
CGCG 42-131, Ho 412a, MCG 1-32-81, PGC 41170, UGC 7626, VCC 1193 [1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4466. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  2. ^ a b "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  3. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 4466 - Galaxy in Virgo Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4450 - 4499". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2017-08-18.

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