M58 - NGC 4579
DSS image of M58
Overlaid DSS image of M58, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around M58
h 1368, GC 3121, MCG+02-32-160, UGC 7796, PGC 42168, SDSS J123743.52+114905.4

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  9.66
Size  5.62' x 4.37' @ 88°
Right Ascension  12h 37' 43.7"  (2000)
Declination  11° 49' 5" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  B, L, iR, vmbM
Classification  Sab
Observing Notes

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

Core bright, otherwise nondescript

Charles Messier
Apr 15, 1779    

Very faint nebula discovered in Virgo, almost on the same parallel as epsilon, 3rd mag. The slightest light for illuminating the micrometer wires makes it disappear. M. Messier reported it on the chart of the Comet of 1779, which is located in the volume of the Academy for the same year."
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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Nearby objects for M58
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M58