Messier 86 (NGC3368) is a lenticular (s0) galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 49,000-55,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo.
It is referred to as M(86) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(3368) 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 (S0) Galaxy's location is 12:26.2 (R.A.) and +12:57 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7.5x5.5 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M86,NGC3368) is a lenticular (s0) galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:26.2), Dec(+12:57) and its distance is calculated 28.000-34.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7.5x5.5.
|Name||Messier 86 (NGC3368)|
|Type||Lenticular (S0) Galaxy|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||49,000-55,000 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|
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