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NGC 4449

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC21
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4449
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right Ascension12h 28m 11s
Declination+44° 5' 37"
Distancec.13,111,800 light years
c.4,020,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.2
Absolute: -19.00
Mean DiameterApparent: 4.7' x 2.7'
Actual: 18,900 light years
Hubble TypeIB Irregular
Optimum VisibilityApril
NoteThe structure of C21 has been significantly distorted by its interactions with neighbouring galaxies within the Canes Venatici I Group. This has resulted not only in its irregular appearance, but also intense starburst activity within the galaxy. Strings and nodules of busy star-forming regions are visible throughout the galaxy's form.

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