NGC 4607 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located about 56 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Virgo.[3] NGC 4607 was discovered by astronomer R. J. Mitchell on April 24, 1854.[4] The galaxy is a member of the Virgo Cluster.[5][6]

NGC 4607
SDSS NGC 4607.jpg
Sloan Digital Sky Survey image of NGC 4607.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension12h 41m 12.4s[1]
Declination11° 53′ 12″[1]
Helio radial velocity2270 km/s[1]
Distance56.39 Mly (17.290 Mpc)[1]
Group or clusterVirgo Cluster
Apparent magnitude (V)13.75[1]
Size~52,500 ly (16.09 kpc) (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)2.9 x 0.7[1]
Other designations
CGCG 70-216, Ho 436b, IRAS 12386+1209, MCG 2-32-176, PGC 42544, UGC 7843, VCC 1868[1]

Interaction with NGC 4606Edit

NGC 4607 may be a possible companion of NGC 4606[7] and are separated from each other by a projected distance of about ~55,000–65,000 ly (17–20 kpc).[8][9] Despite this, NGC 4607 does show any evidence in the optical or H I of having been tidally disturbed[9] unlike NGC 4606.[9][8] This would be inconsistent if a strong tidal interaction has occurred between the two galaxies.[8] Also, both galaxies redshifts differ by about 600 km/s making it unlikely that they are they are gravitationally bound pair.[9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 4607. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 4607". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  4. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 4600 - 4649". Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  5. ^ Binggeli, B.; Sandage, A.; Tammann, G. A. (1985-09-01). "Studies of the Virgo Cluster. II - A catalog of 2096 galaxies in the Virgo Cluster area". The Astronomical Journal. 90: 1681–1759. Bibcode:1985AJ.....90.1681B. doi:10.1086/113874. ISSN 0004-6256.
  6. ^ McArthur, Hartmut Frommert, Christine Kronberg, Guy. "Galaxies of the Virgo Cluster". Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  7. ^ Koopmann, Rebecca A.; Kenney, Jeffrey D. P. (2004). "Hα Morphologies and Environmental Effects in Virgo Cluster Spiral Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal. 613 (2): 866–885. arXiv:astro-ph/0406243. Bibcode:2004ApJ...613..866K. doi:10.1086/423191. ISSN 0004-637X. S2CID 17519217.
  8. ^ a b c Cortés, Juan R.; Kenney, Jeffrey D. P.; Hardy, Eduardo (2015). "Integral-field Stellar and Ionized Gas Kinematics of Peculiar Virgo Cluster Spiral Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 216 (1): 9. arXiv:1411.3387. Bibcode:2015ApJS..216....9C. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/216/1/9. ISSN 0067-0049. S2CID 53658261.
  9. ^ a b c d Chung, Aeree; Gorkom, J. H. van; Kenney, Jeffrey D. P.; Crowl, Hugh; Vollmer, Bernd (2009). "VLA Imaging of Virgo Spirals in Atomic Gas (VIVA). I. The Atlas and the H I Properties". The Astronomical Journal. 138 (6): 1741. Bibcode:2009AJ....138.1741C. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/138/6/1741. ISSN 1538-3881.

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