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Messier 84 (NGC4374) Facts

Messier 84 (NGC4374) is a lenticular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 57,000-63,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo.

It is referred to as M(84) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4374) 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 Lenticular Galaxy's location is 12:25.1 (R.A.) and +12:53 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 5.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

(M84,NGC4374) is a lenticular (s0) galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:25.1), Dec(+12:53) and its distance is calculated 57.000-63.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 5.0.

Fact File

NameMessier 84 (NGC4374)
TypeLenticular Galaxy
Messier Id84
NGC Id4374
Right Ascension12:25.1
Distance (Lt.Yr)57,000-63,000 kly
Apparent Dimension5.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier
Morphological TypeE-E/S0 C

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