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Messier 105 (NGC3379) Facts

Messier 105 (NGC3379) is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 30,400-33,600 kly light years away in the constellation of Leo.

It is referred to as M(105) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(3379) 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 Elliptical Galaxy's location is 10:47.8 (R.A.) and +12:35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 2.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M105,NGC3379) is a elliptical galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(10:47.8), Dec(+12:35) and its distance is calculated 30.400-33.600 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 2.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 105 (NGC3379)
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id105
NGC Id3379
ConstellationLeo
Right Ascension10:47.8
Declination+12:35
Distance (Lt.Yr)30,400-33,600 kly
Apparent Dimension2.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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