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Messier 109 (M109, NGC3992)

Messier 109 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 59.500-107.500 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is referred to as M(109) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(3992) 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 109 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 11:57.6 (R.A.) and +53:23 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.8 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 7x4 .

(M109,NGC3992) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(11:57.6), Dec(+53:23) and its distance is calculated 59.500-107.500 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7x4.

Fact File

NameMessier 109
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id109
NGC Id3992
ConstellationUrsa Major
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension11:57.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)59.500-107.500
Visual Brightness9.8
Apparent Dimension7x4
Apparent Magnitude11
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain