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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
Right Ascension01:36.7
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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