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Messier 88 (M88, NGC4501)


Messier 88 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 39.000-56.000 light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is referred to as M(88) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(4501) 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 88 was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:32.0 (R.A.) and +14:25 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7x4 .

(M88,NGC4501) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:32.0), Dec(+14:25) and its distance is calculated 39.000-56.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7x4.

Fact File


NameMessier 88
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id88
NGC Id4501
ConstellationComa Berenices
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension12:32.0
Declination+14:25
Distance (Lt.Yr)39.000-56.000
Visual Brightness9.6
Apparent Dimension7x4
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier