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Messier 109 (NGC3992)

(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.

Messier 109 (NGC3992) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 59,500-107,500 kly 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 also 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. 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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 109 (NGC3992)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id109
NGC Id3992
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension11:57.6
Declination+53:23
Distance (Lt.Yr)59,500-107,500 kly
Visual Brightness9.8
Apparent Dimension7x4
Apparent Magnitude11
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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