NGC 4440,  NGC 4436,  &  NGC 4431

Alt. Designations: NGC 4440
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Distance: 52.7 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 27m 53.5s
Declination: +12 17 36"
Visual Magnitude: 11.9
Apparent Dimension: 1.8 X 1.6
Alt. Designations: NGC 4436
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Distance: 54.9 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 27m 41.3s
Declination: +12 18 57"
Visual Magnitude: 13.1
Apparent Dimension: 1.5 X 0.8
Alt. Designations: NGC 4431
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Distance: 51.6 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 27m 27.4s
Declination: +12 17 26"
Visual Magnitude: 12.9
Apparent Dimension: 1.7 X 1.0
Constellation: Virgo
Best Month To View: Apr

NGC 4440, NGC 4436, and NGC 4431 are part of a group of galaxies known as Markarian's Chain, which forms part of the Virgo Cluster.