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Messier 84 (M84, NGC4374)


Messier 84 is a lenticular (s0) galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 57.000-63.000 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 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. Messier 84 was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. The Lenticular (S0) Galaxy's location is 12:25.1 (R.A.) and +12:53 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.1 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 5.0 .

(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
TypeLenticular (S0) Galaxy
Messier Id84
NGC Id4374
ConstellationVirgo
TypeLenticular (S0) Galaxy
Right Ascension12:25.1
Declination+12:53
Distance (Lt.Yr)57.000-63.000
Visual Brightness9.1
Apparent Dimension5.0
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier