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Messier 49 (NGC4472) Facts

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 9.00 Magnitude 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.

Fact File

NameMessier 49 (NGC4472)
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id49
NGC Id4472
Right Ascension12:29.8
Distance (Lt.Yr)53,600-58,200 kilo
Apparent Dimension9x7.5
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1771
DiscovererCharles Messier

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