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Messier 98 (NGC4192)

(M98,NGC4192) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(12:13.8), Dec(+14:54) and its distance is calculated 44400 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 10.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9.5x3.2.

Messier 98 (NGC4192) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 44400000 light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is referred to as M(98) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4192) 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 12:13.8 (R.A.) and +14:54 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 10.1 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 9.5x3.2 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 98 (NGC4192)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id98
NGC Id4192
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension12:13.8
Declination+14:54
Distance (Lt.Yr)44400000
Visual Brightness10.1
Apparent Dimension9.5x3.2
Apparent Magnitude11
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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