Messier 49 - NGC 4472

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h 1294, GC 3021, MCG+01-32-083, UGC 7629, PGC 41220, SDSS J122946.76+080001.7

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  8.4
Size  10.96' x 8.91' @ 157°
Right Ascension  12h 29' 46.8"  (2000)
Declination  8° 0' 1" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  vB, L, R, mbM, r
Classification  E-E/S0
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 17, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Bright, round, small, stellar core, a 12th magnitude star on the eastern margin

Andrew Cooper
Apr 18, 1999    Organ Pipe National Monument, AZ (map)
20cm f/10 SCT

Round fuzzy with bright center, faint stellar object near core.

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Bright; D'A., illustris, grandis, and resolved. Faint haze in a beautiful position between two 6 mg. stars. bright open pair s, 3-7/10in.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917

Charles Messier
Feb 19, 1771    

Nebula discovered near the star Rho Virginis. One cannot see it without difficulty with an ordinary telescope of 3.5-feet. The Comet of 1779 was compared by M. Messier with this nebula on April 22 and 23: The comet and the nebula had the same light. M. Messier has reported this nebula on the chart of the route of the comet, which appeared in the volume of the Academy of the same year 1779. Seen again on April 10, 1781."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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Messier 49