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Messier 105 (NGC3379)

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 Brightness is a 9.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 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
Right Ascension10:47.8
Distance (Lt.Yr)30,400-33,600 kly
Visual Brightness9.3
Apparent Dimension2.0
Apparent Magnitude10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain

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