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Messier 58 (NGC4579)

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.

Fact File


NameMessier 58 (NGC4579)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id58
NGC Id4579
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension12:37.0
Declination+11:49
Distance (Lt.Yr)~63,000 kly
Visual Brightness9.7
Apparent Dimension5.5x4.5
Apparent Magnitude11
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererCharles Messier


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