NGC 4536 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located about 10 degree south of the midpoint of the Virgo cluster.
However, it is a member of the Virgo II Groups which form a southern extension of the Virgo Cluster.
The morphological classification in the De Vaucouleurs system is SAB(rs)bc, which indicates it is a weakly barred spiral galaxy with a hint of an inner ring structure plus moderate to loosely wound arms.
It does not have a classical bulge around the nucleus but shows nice dust structures around the core. The distance to the galaxy is approx. 49 million light-years.
NGC 4536 has the optical characteristics of an HII galaxy, which means it is undergoing a strong burst of star Formation.
The smaller edge-on Galaxy to the north is NGC 4533 in 75 Million light-years distance.
See here an image of a galaxy's part from the Hubble Telescope: here.
LRGB (400-120-120-120 min) total 12,7 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon gen2 filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile
Processing: Johannes Schedler
Find here a wider image in 25/80% size and a center crop on the Galaxy in 75/100% size below.