Messier 49 (NGC4472) is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 53,600-58,200 kilo light years away in the constellation of Virgo.
It is referred to as M(49) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4472) 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 Elliptical Galaxy's location is 12:29.8 (R.A.) and +08:00 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 9x7.5 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M49,NGC4472) is a elliptical galaxy. It was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:29.8), Dec(+08:00) and its distance is calculated 53.600-58.200 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.4. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9x7.5.
|Name||Messier 49 (NGC4472)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||53,600-58,200 kilo|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1771|