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Messier 74 (NGC628) Facts

Messier 74 (NGC628) Facts Spiral Galaxy in Pisces

Messier 74 (NGC628) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 24,000-36,000 kly 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 also 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.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 01:36.7 (R.A.) and +15:47 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 10.2x9.5 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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 (NGC628)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id74
NGC Id628
ConstellationPisces
Right Ascension01:36.7
Declination+15:47
Distance (Lt.Yr)24,000-36,000 kly
Apparent Dimension10.2x9.5
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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