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Messier 89 (NGC4552) Facts

Messier 89 (NGC4552) is an elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 47,000-53,000 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo.

It is referred to as M(89) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4552) 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 Elliptical Galaxy's location is 12:35.7 (R.A.) and +12:33 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 4.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

(M89,NGC4552) is a elliptical galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:35.7), Dec(+12:33) and its distance is calculated 47.000-53.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 4.0.

Fact File

NameMessier 89 (NGC4552)
TypeElliptical Galaxy
Messier Id89
NGC Id4552
Right Ascension12:35.7
Distance (Lt.Yr)47,000-53,000 kly
Apparent Dimension4.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier

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