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Messier 105 (M105, NGC3379)


Messier 105 is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 30.400-33.600 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 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. Messier 105 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. The Elliptical Galaxy's location is 10:47.8 (R.A.) and +12:35 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 2.0 .

(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.

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NameMessier 105
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id105
NGC Id3379
ConstellationLeo
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Right Ascension10:47.8
Declination+12:35
Distance (Lt.Yr)30.400-33.600
Visual Brightness9.3
Apparent Dimension2.0
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain