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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
Right Ascension12:37.0
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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