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NGC 4866

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4866
Right Ascension12h 59m 27s
Declination+14° 10' 16"
Distancec.96,700,000 light years
c.29,600,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +11.00
Absolute: -21.36
Mean DiameterApparent: 5.8'
Actual: 162,200 light years
Hubble TypeS0-a Lenticular
Optimum VisibilityApril

The nucleus of NGC 4866 can be distinguished by the dark ring of matter surrounding it. The bright object to the north and west (upper right) of the nucleus is not associated with the galaxy, but is a foreground star within the Milky Way. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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