NGC 4450

Alt. Designations: NGC 4450
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Distance: 63.4 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 28m 29.3s
Declination: +17° 05´ 03"
Visual Magnitude: 10.1
Apparent Dimension: 5.4´ X 4.1´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 4450 is a member of the Virgo Cluster that, like Messier 90, shows smooth, nearly featureless spiral arms, with few star formation regions and little neutral hydrogen compared to other similar spiral galaxies. Located in the constellation Coma Berenices, NGC 4450 is one of the galaxies in which astronomers have identified a supermassive black hole.