|Right ascension||12h 17m 29.6s|
|Declination||+37° 48′ 26″|
|Distance||6.5/14 million ly|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||16′.2|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+10.2/+10.6|
NGC 4244, also Caldwell 26, is an edge-on loose Spiral galaxy and Caldwell object in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is part of the M94 Group (the Canes Venatici I Group), a galaxy group relatively close to the Local Group containing the Milky Way. It shines at magnitude +10.2/+10.6. Its celestial cooridinates are RA 12h 17.5m, dec +37° 49′. It is located near a naked-eye G-class star Beta Canum Venaticorum, barred spiral galaxy NGC 4151, and irregular galaxy NGC 4214. The galaxy lies approximately 6.5 million/14 million light years away, with a redshift of +243/493 km/s. A nuclear star cluster and halo is located at the centre of this galaxy.
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NGC 4244 image by the Hubble Space Telescope.
- NGC 4244 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
- SEDS – NGC 4244
- Simbad – NGC 4244
- VizieR – NGC 4244
- NED – NGC 4244