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Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC4594)

Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC4594) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 28,700-30,900 kly light years away in the constellation of Virgo.

It is referred to as M(104) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(4594) 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 12:40.0 (R.A.) and -11:37 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 9x4 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Sombrero galaxy (M104,NGC4594) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:40.0), Dec(-11:37) and its distance is calculated 28.700-30.900 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9x4.

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NameSombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC4594)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id104
NGC Id4594
Right Ascension12:40.0
Distance (Lt.Yr)28,700-30,900 kly
Visual Brightness8.0
Apparent Dimension9x4
Apparent Magnitude9
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC4594) Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

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