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IC 4420

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 4420
Right Ascension14h 25m 39s
Declination+25° 22' 42"
Distancec.184,000,000 light years
c.56,400,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +15.4
Absolute: -18.96
DiameterApparent: 0.7'
Actual: 48,100 light years
Hubble TypeSBc barred spiral
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesA faint and distant galaxy with a pair of spiral arms extending out from its nucleus, IC 4420 is an emission-line galaxy, whose spectral signature implies that it contains stellar nurseries in which hot young stars are being formed.

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