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°
RA (2000)  12h 37' 43.7"
Dec (2000)  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
Other Data Sources for M58
Nearby objects for M58
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