Messier 106 (NGC4258) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22,200-25,200 kly 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 also 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.
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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(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.
|Name||Messier 106 (NGC4258)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||22,200-25,200 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|
|Copright||N.A.S.A, Hubble Site|