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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
Right Ascension10:44.0
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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