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Messier 59 (M59, NGC4621)


Messier 59 is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 55.000-65.000 light years away in the constellation of Virgo. It is referred to as M(59) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(4621) 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 59 was discovered in 1779 by Gottfried Koehler. The Elliptical Galaxy's location is 12:42.0 (R.A.) and +11:39 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 5x3.5 .

(M59,NGC4621) is a elliptical galaxy. It was discovered in 1779 by Gottfried Koehler. It's location is RA(12:42.0), Dec(+11:39) and its distance is calculated 55.000-65.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 5x3.5.

Fact File


NameMessier 59
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id59
NGC Id4621
ConstellationVirgo
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Right Ascension12:42.0
Declination+11:39
Distance (Lt.Yr)55.000-65.000
Visual Brightness9.6
Apparent Dimension5x3.5
Apparent Magnitude11
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererGottfried Koehler