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NGC 4501

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberM88
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4501
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension12h 32m 47s
Declination+14° 20' 0"
Distancec.61,300,000 light years
c.18,800,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.4
Absolute: -21.0
DiameterApparent: 6.9'
Actual: c.125,000 light years
Hubble TypeSbc Spiral
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesA Seyfert Galaxy near the heart of the Virgo Cluster, with regularly-spaced spiral arms extending from its core in a relatively loose pattern.