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Messier 95 (NGC3351) Facts

Messier 95 (NGC3351) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 31,200-34,000 kly 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 also 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.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 10:44.0 (R.A.) and +11:42 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 4.4x3.3 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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 (NGC3351)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id95
NGC Id3351
ConstellationLeo
Right Ascension10:44.0
Declination+11:42
Distance (Lt.Yr)31,200-34,000 kly
Apparent Dimension4.4x3.3
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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