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Messier 60 (NGC4649)

Messier 60 (NGC4649) is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 51,000-59,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo.

It is referred to as M(60) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4649) 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 12:43.7 (R.A.) and +11:33 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.8 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7.6 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M60,NGC4649) is a elliptical galaxy. It was discovered in 1779 by Gottfried Koehler. It's location is RA(12:43.7), Dec(+11:33) and its distance is calculated 51.000-59.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7.6.

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NameMessier 60 (NGC4649)
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id60
NGC Id4649
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension12:43.7
Declination+11:33
Distance (Lt.Yr)51,000-59,000 kly
Visual Brightness8.8
Apparent Dimension7.6
Apparent Magnitude10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererGottfried Koehler


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