Messier 89 - NGC 4552

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Aladin viewer for the region around Messier 89
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°
Right Ascension  12h 35' 39.8"  (2000)
Declination  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
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

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
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Messier 89