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Messier 106 (NGC4258) Facts

Messier 106 (NGC4258) Facts Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 9.00 Magnitude 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.

Fact File


NameMessier 106 (NGC4258)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id106
NGC Id4258
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right Ascension12:19.0
Declination+47:18
Distance (Lt.Yr)22,200-25,200 kly
Apparent Dimension19x8
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site


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