NGC 4666 (Spiral Galaxy)

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NGC 4666
Spiral Galaxy (渦巻銀河)
Gx SBc

別名 (Other names)
PGC 42975, UGC 7926, MCG 0-33-8

明るさ (Brightness)

星座 (Constellation)
おとめ座 (Vir) (Virgo)

NGC 4666 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo.

NGC 4666 (Spiral Galaxy) : Picture


NGC 4666 (Spiral Galaxy) : Movie

Zooming Into Galaxy NGC 4666
In this zoom sequence we start with a view of part of the constellation of Virgo, far from the plane of the Milky Way and home to the Virgo cluster of galaxies. The brilliant double star Gamma Virginis appears at the lower right and we can faintly see the galaxy NGC 4666 above the centre of the picture. This apparently insignificant oval is in fact a starburst galaxy, about 80 million light-years from Earth, in which particularly intense star formation is taking place. The final part of the sequence shows the detailed Wide Field Imager view of the galaxy and its environment.
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