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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
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension12:29.8
Declination+08:00
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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