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NGC 4298

NGC 4298 (also UGC 7412, MCG 3-32-7, and PGC 39950) is a magnitude +11.3 face-on spiral galaxy located 52 million lights-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
NGC4298is close to the magnitude +11.6 face-on edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4302 (PGC 39974) located at a distance of 54 million lights-years, but there is no visible effects of gravitational interaction between them.
Both galaxies belong to the Virgo cluster.

NGC 4298 and NGC 4302 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 32.9s, Declination + 14 36' 24"

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