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NGC 4544

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4544
Right Ascension12h 35m 37s
Declination+3° 2' 4"
Distancec.63,400,000 light years
c.19,400,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.0
Absolute: -17.4
Mean DiameterApparent: 2'
Actual: c.29,700 light years
Hubble TypeBarred Spiral class SB0/a
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesA barred spiral galaxy roughly a third of the diameter of the Milky Way Galaxy. The alignment of NGC 4544 is such that it appears edge-on in the sky, appearing as a narrow elongated shape with a band of dark dust running along its edge.