NGC 4293

Alt. Designations: NGC 4293
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: 54 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 21m 12.9s
Declination: +18° 22´ 58"
Visual Magnitude: 10.3
Apparent Dimension: 5.6´ X 2.6´
Best Month To View: Mar

A 10th-magnitude lenticular galaxy in Coma Berenices, NGC 4293 is "faint, very large, extended, little brighter middle, mottled but not resolved". Based on a recessional velocity of 895 km/sec, NGC 4293 is about 40 million light years away, in good agreement with redshift-independent distance estimates of 27 to 55 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of 5.6 by 2.6 arcmin, it is about 70 thousand light years across. Listed as a member (VCC 460) of the Virgo Cluster.