NGC 4424 and LEDA 213994

The NGC and its modern counterpart

This Hubble image shows NGC 4424 and LEDA 213994.

The largest galaxy visible in the in the image is NGC 4424. The magnitude +11.7 galaxy is located 30 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo (The Virgin).

LEDA 213994, magnitude +15.5, is the smaller and flatter galaxy that appears below NGC 4424.

A magnitude +17.7 star (USNOA2 0975-06963766) appears in the lower center of the image.

In 2012, a Type Ia Supernova was observed by astronomers in NGC 4424. The supernova was dubbed SN 2012cg. You can view ground-based images of SN 2012cg here.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble/NASA