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NGC 4622
Spiral Galaxy (渦巻銀河)
Gx Sa

別名 (Other names)
PGC 42701, MCG -7-26-31, AM 1239-402

明るさ (Brightness)
12.5等級

星座 (Constellation)
ケンタウルス座 (Cen) (Centaurus)


距離 (Distance)
1億1,100万光年 (111 million light-years)

NGC 4622 is a spiral galaxy located 111 million light years from the Earth in the constellation Centaurus.

NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy) : Picture

NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)
Astronomers have found a spiral galaxy that may be spinning to the beat of a different cosmic drummer. To the surprise of astronomers, the galaxy, called NGC 4622, appears to be rotating in the opposite direction to what they expected. Pictures from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope helped astronomers determine that the galaxy may be spinning clockwise by showing which side of the galaxy is closer to Earth. This Hubble telescope photo of the oddball galaxy is presented by the Hubble Heritage team. The image shows NGC 4622 and its outer pair of winding arms full of new stars.

NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA), Z. Levay

NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NOAO/AURA/NSF
The type Sb spiral galaxy NGC4622 in the constellation Centaurus, as seen by the CTIO 4-meter Blanco telescope in 1975. A member of the Centaurus cluster at a distance of about 200 million light-years, NGC4622 has remarkably smooth and thin spiral arms.

NGC 4622 Arm Pairs
NGC 4622 Arm Pairs
(C) Gene G. Byrd

NGC 4622 NGC 4622
NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NASA/ESA
NGC 4622 (Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NOAO/AURA/NSF
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