Messier 58 (NGC4579) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of ~63,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo.
It is referred to as M(58) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4579) 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 12:37.0 (R.A.) and +11:49 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.7 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 5.5x4.5 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M58,NGC4579) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1779 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:37.0), Dec(+11:49) and its distance is calculated ~63.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.7. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 5.5x4.5.
|Name||Messier 58 (NGC4579)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||~63,000 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1779|