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Messier 108 (M108, NGC3556)


Messier 108 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 46000 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 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. Messier 108 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. 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 .

(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.

Fact File


NameMessier 108
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id108
NGC Id3556
ConstellationUrsa Major
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension11:11.5
Declination+55:40
Distance (Lt.Yr)46000
Visual Brightness10.0
Apparent Dimension8x1
Apparent Magnitude11
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain