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Messier M86

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M86 is located in the constellation Virgo, and is best viewed during Late Spring. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. N/A
      1. Type:
      2. Lenticular (S0) Galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4406
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11
      1. Size:
      2. 7.5x5.5'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 26.3m
      1. Dec:
      2. 12 57'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Spring

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