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Messier Catalog M74

M74 (NGC 628)

Messier M74 (NGC 628) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Pisces in the M74 Group of galaxies.

Messier M74 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 10.5*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 10.2 x 9.5' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 628
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 10.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 10.2 x 9.5'
      1. RA:
      2. 1h 36.6m
      1. Dec:
      2. 15 48'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. M74 Group

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



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