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IC 4418

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 4418
Right Ascension14h 26m 13s
Declination+25° 27' 6"
Distancec.494,500,000 light years
c.151,600,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.3
Absolute: -21.6
DiameterApparent: 0.6' x 0.4'
Actual: c.86,000 x 58,000 light years
Hubble TypeE3 Elliptical
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesThis elliptical galaxy in the central parts of Boötes has a bright nucleus and glows with an orange-yellow colouration. It lies close by another galaxy in the sky, the barred spiral IC 4420, but the two are unrelated; IC 4418 is almost twice as far from the Milky Way as its apparent neighbour.