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Messier 100 (NGC4321)

Messier 100 (NGC4321) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 55000000 light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

It is referred to as M(100) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4321) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:22.9 (R.A.) and +15:49 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7x6 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M100,NGC4321) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(12:22.9), Dec(+15:49) and its distance is calculated 55000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arc-minutes is 7x6.

Fact File


NameMessier 100 (NGC4321)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id100
NGC Id4321
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension12:22.9
Declination+15:49
Distance (Lt.Yr)55000000
Visual Brightness9.3
Apparent Dimension7x6
Apparent Magnitude10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain
CoprightAnglo-Australian Observatory

Messier 100 (NGC4321) Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices


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