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Messier Catalog M59

M59 (NGC 4621)

Messier M59 (NGC 4621) is a elliptical galaxy located in the constellation Virgo in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.

Messier M59 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 11.5*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 5 x 3.5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. elliptical galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4621
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 11.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 5 x 3.5'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 42.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. 11 39'
      1. Season:
      2. late spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Virgo Cluster

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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