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Messier 66 (M66, NGC3627)


Messier 66 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 31.000-41.000 light years away in the constellation of Leo. It is referred to as M(66) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(3627) 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 66 was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 11:20.2 (R.A.) and +12:59 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 8x2.5 .

(M66,NGC3627) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(11:20.2), Dec(+12:59) and its distance is calculated 31.000-41.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 8x2.5.

Fact File


NameMessier 66
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id66
NGC Id3627
ConstellationLeo
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension11:20.2
Declination+12:59
Distance (Lt.Yr)31.000-41.000
Visual Brightness8.9
Apparent Dimension8x2.5
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererCharles Messier

Messier 66 (M66, NGC3627) Spiral Galaxy in Leo