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NGC 4453

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4453
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension12h 29m 37s
Declination+6° 25' 20"
Distancec.513,400,000 light years
c.157,400,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.9
Absolute: -21.1
Mean DiameterApparent: 0.5'
Actual: c.75,000 light years
Hubble TypeSpiral class Sc
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesA spiral galaxy forming part of a small and compact galaxy group. Though NGC 4453 lies in the same part of the sky as the vast Virgo Cluster of galaxies, this spiral and its companions lie far beyond that cluster, and are in fact some ten times more distant from the Milky Way.

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