|NGC 4699 is a very tightly wound spiral galaxy with the hint of
a bar-like structure in its nucleus. At a distance of 60 million light
years away, it resides at the outskirts of the Virgo Cluster of
galaxies. Though small, this galaxy is quite bright and makes a
good target for amateur CCD imagers. In the past, this galaxy has had
a number of bright supernovae explosions and so it makes a good galaxy
to keep on eye on for future activity.
NGC 4699 is similiar in structure
to galaxies such as
NGC 2841 and
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Michael Vogel and Robert Mitsch/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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