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NGC 4710
Edge-on Spiral Galaxy (エッジオン銀河)
Gx S0-a

別名 (Other names)
PGC 43375, UGC 7980, MCG 3-33-9

明るさ (Brightness)
11等級

星座 (Constellation)
かみのけ座 (Com) (Coma Berenices)


距離 (Distance)
6,000万光年 (60 million light-years)

NGC 4710 is a spiral galaxy located 60 million light years from the Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices.

NGC 4710 (Edge-on Spiral Galaxy) : Picture

NGC 4710 (Edge-on Spiral Galaxy)
NGC 4710 (Edge-on Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NASA/ESA
Still an astrophysical mystery, the evolution of the bulges in spiral galaxies led astronomers to the edge-on galaxy NGC 4710. When staring directly at the centre of the galaxy, one can detect a faint, ethereal "X"-shaped structure. Such a feature, which astronomers call a "boxy" or "peanut-shaped" bulge, is due to the vertical motions of the stars in the galaxy's bar and is only evident when the galaxy is seen edge-on. This curiously shaped puff is often observed in spiral galaxies with small bulges and open arms, but is less common in spirals with arms tightly wrapped around a more prominent bulge, such as NGC 4710.

NGC 4710 (Edge-on Spiral Galaxy)
NGC 4710 (Edge-on Spiral Galaxy)
(C) NASA/ESA

NGC 4710
A wide-field view of the region around NGC 4710
(C) NASA, ESA and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)
A wide-field image of the region around NGC 4710 constructed from Digitized Sky Survey 2 data. The field of view is approximately 2.8 degrees x 2.9 degrees.

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NGC 4710
(C) NASA/ESA
NGC 4710
(C) NASA/ESA
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