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NGC 4241

IC 3115

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4241, IC 3115
Right Ascension12h 19m 00s
Declination+6° 32' 43.1"
Distancec.88,200,000 light years
c.27,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +13.7
Absolute: -18.3
DiameterApparent: 1.5'
Actual: c.35,000 light years
Hubble TypeSc Spiral
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesA spiral galaxy seen face-on from the Milky Way, showing a pair of broad spiral arms extending from its core. NGC 4241 lies southward of the busy Virgo Cluster in the sky, and lies somewhat beyond the main body of galaxies that make up that Cluster.