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Messier 74 (NGC628)

(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.

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 Brightness is a 9.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 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.

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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
Visual Brightness9.4
Apparent Dimension10.2x9.5
Apparent Magnitude10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain

Messier 74 (NGC628) Spiral Galaxy in Pisces


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