NGC 4531

Alt. Designations: NGC 4531
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 49.6 mly
Right Ascension: 12h 34m 15.8s
Declination: +13° 04´ 33"
Visual Magnitude: 11.7
Apparent Dimension: 3.1´ X 2.0´
Best Month To View: Apr

NGC 4431 is an 11.7 magnitude barred spiral galaxy that is part of a group of galaxies known as Markarian's Chain, which forms part of the Virgo Cluster.