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Messier 90 (NGC4569)

(M90,NGC4569) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:36.8), Dec(+13:10) and its distance is calculated 55.900-61.500 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9.5x4.5.

Messier 90 (NGC4569) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 55,900-61,500 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo. It is referred to as M(90) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4569) 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 12:36.8 (R.A.) and +13:10 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 9.5x4.5 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 90 (NGC4569)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id90
NGC Id4569
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension12:36.8
Declination+13:10
Distance (Lt.Yr)55,900-61,500 kly
Visual Brightness9.5
Apparent Dimension9.5x4.5
Apparent Magnitude10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier


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