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Messier 98 (M98, NGC4192)


Messier 98 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 44400 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 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. Messier 98 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. 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 .

(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.

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NameMessier 98
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id98
NGC Id4192
ConstellationComa Berenices
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension12:13.8
Declination+14:54
Distance (Lt.Yr)44400
Visual Brightness10.1
Apparent Dimension9.5x3.2
Apparent Magnitude11
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain