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Messier 95 (M95, NGC3351)


Messier 95 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 31.200-34.000 light years away in the constellation of Leo. It is referred to as M(95) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(3351) 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 95 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 10:44.0 (R.A.) and +11:42 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.7 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 4.4x3.3 .

(M95,NGC3351) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(10:44.0), Dec(+11:42) and its distance is calculated 31.200-34.000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.7. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 4.4x3.3.

Fact File


NameMessier 95
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id95
NGC Id3351
ConstellationLeo
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension10:44.0
Declination+11:42
Distance (Lt.Yr)31.200-34.000
Visual Brightness9.7
Apparent Dimension4.4x3.3
Apparent Magnitude11
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain