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Messier M59

M59 (NGC 4621) is a Elliptical Galaxy located in the constellation Virgo, is best viewed during Late Spring, and is magnitude 11.5. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 5.0x3.5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. N/A
      1. Type:
      2. Elliptical Galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4621
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11.5
      1. Size:
      2. 5.0x3.5'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 42.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. 11 39'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Spring

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