Object name: NGC4522
Designation(s): NGC4522, IC3517,
NGC 4522 is a near edge on spiral in the Virgo Cluster. It resides in the constellation of Virgo as well (not all the cluster does) and is thought to be about 60 million light-years distant. Though its redshift would put it about twice that distance. This difference indicates it is really moving rapidly through the Virgo Cluster. So fast that its dust and gas is being stripped from it. Some of this is visible in my image. Note the upper right side of the galaxy appears missing. IR images show it is there but hidden by dust and gas being blown up and to the right. Some faint star clouds are visible rising above the disk area that are made up of new stars formed in this dust as it is compressed by the ram pressure of its high speed run through the cluster's intergalactic medium. You can read all about it and see the HST image of the galaxy at: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0911b/ .
Related Designation(s):2MASS J12333967+0910292, 2MASX J12333965+0910295, 2MFGC 09891, AKARI J1233399+091020, ALFALFA 3-308, ALFALFA 3-314, ASK 276390.0, CGCG 070-168, CGCG 070-176, CGCG 1231.1+0926, CGCG 1232.0+0926, EVCC 0871, EVCC 2170, FAUST 3241, FAUST V109, HDCE 0720 NED149, IC 3517, IC3517, IRAS 12311+0926, IRAS F12311+0927, LDCE 0904 NED177, LGG 285:[G93] 021, MAPS-NGP O_496_0205905, MCG +02-32-137, MCG +02-32-143, NGC 4522, NGC4522, NSA 049060, NSA 162012, NSA 169921, NVSS J123339+091030, PGC 041729, PGC 041829, SDSS J123339.70+091029.9, SDSS J123339.70+091030.0, SDSS J123339.71+091030.0, SDSS J123339.71+091030.1, SSTSL2 J123339.70+091029.1, UGC 07711, UGC 07733, USGC U490 NED111, UZC J123339.5+091025, UZC J123430.8+090917, VCC 1516, VCC 1566, [BEC2010] HRS 197, [M98j] 174 NED155, [R83] 09deg049, [RG2008] J188.41545+09.17500 , [RG2008] J188.62880+09.15412 ,