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NGC 4517

NGC 4517 (also NGC 4437, IRAS 12301+0023, MCG 0-32-20, UGC 7694 and PGC 41618) is a magnitude +10.5 edge-on spiral galaxy located 52 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.
The galaxy is in the vicinity of NGC 4517A.

The galaxy was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Datchet, Berkshire, on the 22nd February 1784.
The galaxy was rediscovered by John Herschel in April 1828, and relisted as NGC 4437.

Right Ascension 12h 32m 45.6s, Declination Dec Dec +00° 06' 56"

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