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NGC 4302

NGC 4302 (also UGC 7418, MCG 3-32-9, and PGC 39974) is a magnitude +11.6 edge-on spiral galaxy located 54 million lights-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
NGC 4302 is close to the magnitude +11.3 face-on spiral galaxy NGC 4298 (PGC 39950) located at a distance of 52 million lights-years, but there is no visible effects of gravitational interaction between them.
Both galaxies belong to the Virgo cluster.

The galaxy hosted supernova 1986E.

NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 were discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Datchet, Berkshire, on the 8th April 1784.

Right ascension 12h 21m 42.477s, Declination + 14 35' 51.94"

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