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IC 4244

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 4244
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension13h 24m 56s
Declination+26° 27' 49"
Distancec.334,600,000 light years
c.102,600,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +15.6
Absolute: -20.8
Mean DiameterApparent: 0.8'
Actual: c.75,000 light years
Hubble TypeS0 Lenticular
Optimum VisibilityApril / May
NotesA lenticular galaxy with a bright central core, IC 4244 lies in the northeastern parts of constellation of Coma Berenices. It is not part of the Virgo Cluster that occupies the same constellation, but lies nearly seven times farther from the Milky Way Galaxy at a distance of nearly 340 million light years.

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