Messier 87 (NGC4486) is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 51,870-55,130 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo. It is referred to as M(87) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4486) 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 87 (NGC4486) was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. The Elliptical Galaxy's location is 12:30.8 (R.A.) and +12:24 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M87,NGC4486) is a elliptical galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:30.8), Dec(+12:24) and its distance is calculated 51.870-55.130 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7.0.
|Name||Messier 87 (NGC4486)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||51,870-55,130 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|