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Messier 89
Messier 89
Credit: NASA, ESA

M89 (NGC 4552)

Messier 89 (NGC 4552) is an elliptical galaxy located in the constellation Virgo in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. M89 is 50,000,000 light years away from Earth.

M89 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 9.8, and can be viewed with small telescope. M89 is 5' x 4.7' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. elliptical galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4552
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.8
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 5' x 4.7'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 50,000,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 35.7m
      1. Dec:
      2. 12 34'
      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.