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NGC 4731
Barred Spiral Galaxy (棒渦巻銀河)
Gx SBc/P


別名 (Other names)
PGC 43507, MCG -1-33-26, UGCA 302

明るさ (Brightness)
11.5等級

星座 (Constellation)
おとめ座 (Vir) (Virgo)


距離 (Distance)
6,500万光年 (65 million light-years)

NGC 4731 is a barred spiral galaxy located 65 million light years from the Earth in the constellation Virgo.

NGC 4731 (Barred Spiral Galaxy) : Picture

Virgo Cluster Galaxy NGC 4731
Virgo Cluster Galaxy NGC 4731
(C) Stephen Leshin, NASA
Barred spiral galaxy NGC 4731 lies some 65 million light-years away. The lovely island universe resides in the large Virgo cluster of galaxies. Colors in this well-composed, cosmic portrait, highlight plentiful, young, bluish star clusters along the galaxy's sweeping spiral arms. Its broad arms are distorted by gravitational interaction with a fellow Virgo cluster member, giant elliptical galaxy NGC 4697. NGC 4697 is beyond this frame above and to the left, but a smaller irregular galaxy NGC 4731A can be seen near the bottom in impressive detail with its own young blue star clusters. Of course, the individual, colorful, spiky stars in the scene are much closer, within our own Milky Way galaxy. NGC 4731 itself is well over 100,000 light-years across.

NGC 4731
NGC 4731
(C) Stephen Leshin, NASA
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