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One of a group of distant galaxies in central Pisces, close to the star Omega Piscium in the sky. NGC 4 is estimated to lie more than four hundred million light years from the Milky Way Galaxy, and hence appears small and faint in the sky (its apparent magnitude is +16.36, and it extends across just half an arcminute from edge to edge). The galaxy is clearly spiral in form, with a central bulge and distinct disc, but it is oriented almost exactly edge-on relative to the Milky Way, so the details of its spiral structure cannot be seen.

Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas