The Cosmos with NGC 4450

NGC 4450 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices.

NGC 4450 is a member of the Virgo Cluster that, like Messier 90, shows smooth, nearly featureless spiral armswith few star formation regions and little neutral hydrogen compared to other similar spiral galaxies, something that justifies its classification as an anemic galaxy.

Measurements with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope show the center of this galaxy has a supermassive black hole.

Distance ~50 million light-years

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