NGC 4622 (Backward Galaxy)

Telescope: Hubble Space Telescope, 2.4m Reflector, 57.6m FL
Camera: Wide Field Camera 2 (Detection range 120 nm to 1000 nm), about 2.7' field of view, 4 x 800 x 800 pixels
Image Center (J2000): RA 12h 42m, DEC -40° 44'

Nearly face-on spiral galaxy in Centaurus, apparent size 1' x 1', mag 12.6. One of the few galaxies with leading spiral arms, NGC 4622 also has a single inner trailing arm. spiral arm.


Hubble Archive files:

Red: hst_08707_02_wfpc2_f814w_wf_sci.fits
Green: hst_08707_02_wfpc2_f555w_wf_sci.fits
Blue: hst_08707_02_wfpc2_f439w_wf_sci.fits
NGC 4622 (Backward Galaxy), Nearly face-on spiral galaxy in Centaurus, apparent size 1' x 1', mag 12.6. One of the few galaxies with leading spiral arms, NGC 4622 also has a single inner trailing arm. spiral arm.