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Messier 102 (M102


Messier 102 is a spiral galaxy ( maybe 101 ) object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 40000 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is referred to as M(102) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. Messier 102 was discovered in 1781 by Charlies Messier. The Spiral Galaxy ( Maybe 101 )'s location is 15:06.5 (R.A.) and +55:46 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.9 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 5.2x2.3 .

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NameMessier 102
TypeSpiral Galaxy ( Maybe 101 )
Messier Id102
ConstellationUrsa Major
TypeSpiral Galaxy ( Maybe 101 )
Right Ascension15:06.5
Declination+55:46
Distance (Lt.Yr)40000
Visual Brightness9.9
Apparent Dimension5.2x2.3
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharlies Messier