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Messier 74 (M74, NGC628)


Messier 74 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 24.000-36.000 light years away in the constellation of Pisces. It is referred to as M(74) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(628) 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 74 was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 01:36.7 (R.A.) and +15:47 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 10.2x9.5 .

(M74,NGC628) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(01:36.7), Dec(+15:47) and its distance is calculated 24.000-36.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.4. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 10.2x9.5.

Fact File


NameMessier 74
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id74
NGC Id628
ConstellationPisces
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension01:36.7
Declination+15:47
Distance (Lt.Yr)24.000-36.000
Visual Brightness9.4
Apparent Dimension10.2x9.5
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain
Messier 74 (M74, NGC628) Spiral Galaxy in Pisces