Messier 99 (NGC4254) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 44,700-55,700 kly light years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
It is referred to as M(99) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4254) 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 12:18.8 (R.A.) and +14:25 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 5.4x4.8 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M99,NGC4254) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(12:18.8), Dec(+14:25) and its distance is calculated 44.700-55.700 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 5.4x4.8.
|Name||Messier 99 (NGC4254)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||44,700-55,700 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|