M89 - NGC 4552
DSS image of M89
Overlaid DSS image of M89, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around M89
h 1348, GC 3097, MCG +02-32-149, UGC 7760, PGC 41968, SDSS J123539.80+123322.8

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.8
Size  5.1' x 4.7' @ 130°
RA (2000)  12h 35' 39.8"
Dec (2000)  12° 33' 23" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  pB, pS, R, gmbM
Classification  EO
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Mar 14, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 55x

Small, round, 2' across, fairly bright, no structure visible, M90 visible 40' north while M58 is visible 50' south

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

Brighter core, otherwise no structure

Charles Messier
Mar 18, 1781    

Nebula without star, in Virgo, a little of distance from & on the same parallel as the nebula reported above, No. 87 [M87]. Its light was extremely faint & pale, & and it is not without difficulty that one can distinguish it."

- Connaissance des Temps, 1781
Other Data Sources for M89
Nearby objects for M89
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at https://cseligman.com