Messier 88 (NGC4501) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 39,000-56,000 kly 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 also 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.
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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(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.
|Name||Messier 88 (NGC4501)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||39,000-56,000 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|