NGC 4414

Alt. Designations: NGC 4414
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: 62 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 26m 27.1s
Declination: +31° 13´ 25"
Visual Magnitude: 10.3
Apparent Dimension: 4.4´ X 3.0´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 4414 is an unbarred spiral galaxy about 62 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is a flocculent galaxy, with short segments of spiral structure but without the dramatic well-defined spiral arms of a grand design spiral. In 1974 a supernova, SN 1974G, was observed and is the only supernova in this galaxy to be recorded so far.