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Messier 106 (M106, NGC4258)


Messier 106 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22.200-25.200 light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is referred to as M(106) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(4258) 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 106 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:19.0 (R.A.) and +47:18 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 19x8 .

(M106,NGC4258) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(12:19.0), Dec(+47:18) and its distance is calculated 22.200-25.200 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.4. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 19x8.

Fact File


NameMessier 106
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id106
NGC Id4258
ConstellationCanes Venatici
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension12:19.0
Declination+47:18
Distance (Lt.Yr)22.200-25.200
Visual Brightness8.4
Apparent Dimension19x8
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Messier 106 (M106, NGC4258) Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici