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Messier 49 (M49, NGC4472)


Messier 49 is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 53.600-58.200 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 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. Messier 49 was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. 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 .

(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
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id49
NGC Id4472
ConstellationVirgo
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Right Ascension12:29.8
Declination+08:00
Distance (Lt.Yr)53.600-58.200
Visual Brightness8.4
Apparent Dimension9x7.5
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1771
DiscovererCharles Messier