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Messier 84
Messier 84
Credit: NASA, ESA

M84 (NGC 4374)

Messier 84 (NGC 4374) is a lenticular galaxy located in the constellation Virgo in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. M84 is 55,000,000 light years away from Earth.

M84 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 10.1, and can be viewed with small telescope. M84 is 6.5' x 5.6' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. lenticular galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4374
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 10.1
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 6.5' x 5.6'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 55,000,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 25.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. 12 54'
      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.