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Messier 90
Messier 90
Credit: NASA, ESA

M90 (NGC 4569)

Messier 90 (NGC 4569) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. M90 is 58,700,000 light years away from Earth.

M90 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 10.3, and can be viewed with small telescope. M90 is 9.5' x 4.4' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4569
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 10.3
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 9.5' x 4.4'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 58,700,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 36.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 13 10'
      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.