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Messier M87 - Virgo A

M87 (NGC 4486), also known as the Virgo A, is a Elliptical Galaxy located in the constellation Virgo, is best viewed during Late Spring, and is magnitude 11. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 7' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Virgo A
      1. Type:
      2. Elliptical Galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4486
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11
      1. Size:
      2. 7'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 30.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 12 24'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Spring

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