Messier 108 (NGC3556) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 46000000 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.
It is referred to as M(108) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(3556) 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 11:11.5 (R.A.) and +55:40 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 10.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 8x1 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M108,NGC3556) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(11:11.5), Dec(+55:40) and its distance is calculated 46000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 10.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 8x1.
|Name||Messier 108 (NGC3556)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|