Messier 85 (NGC4382) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 56,000-64,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
It is referred to as M(85) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4382) 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 12:25.4 (R.A.) and +18:11 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.1 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7.1x5.2 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M85,NGC4382) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(12:25.4), Dec(+18:11) and its distance is calculated 56.000-64.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7.1x5.2.
|Name||Messier 85 (NGC4382)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||56,000-64,000 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|