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Dimensions2692 x 1921
Original file size2.06 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Jun-16 10:44
Date modified6-Jun-16 14:55
Galaxy NGC4559 in Coma Berenices

Galaxy NGC4559 in Coma Berenices

Location: Khlepcha near Kiev, Ukraine
Artist: Oleg Bryzgalov (available in B/W)
Total Raised: $6.00
Caption: This spiral galaxy is located in the direction of Coma Berenices. A type II supernova went off in this galaxy some time ago (SN 1941a). Several papers estimate its apparent magnitude was 13 and absolute magnitude to be around 15.7. From this astronomers would estimate this galaxy to be between 20-30 million light years away. Like many nearby spiral galaxies, NGC 4559 displays bright star-forming regions and dust lanes in its expansive arms. There are also a number of background galaxies and galaxy groups in this image.