Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3586  ·  M 58  ·  M 89  ·  NGC 4550  ·  NGC 4551  ·  NGC 4552  ·  NGC 4564  ·  NGC 4579
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Messier 58

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Messier 58

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 7, 2022
Frames:
374×180(18h 42′) (gain: 120.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
18h 42′
Darks:
20
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
17
Avg. Moon age:
7.27 days
Avg. Moon phase:
48.81%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Mean SQM:
19.70
Temperature:
15.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5855731

RA center: 12h36m45s.8

DEC center: +12°0137

Pixel scale: 1.192 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.045 degrees

Field radius: 0.812 degrees

Resolution: 4068x2742

File size: 5.2 MB

Locations: Osservatorio casa, Sedico, Belluno, Italy

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 58 (also known as M58 and NGC 4579) is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy with a weak inner ring structure located within the constellationVirgo, approximately 68 million light-years away from Earth.=10.5px  It was discovered by Charles Messier on April 15, 1779 and is one of four barred spiral galaxies that appear in Messier's catalogue. M58 is one of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster.=10.5px  From 1779 it was arguably (though unknown at that time) the farthest known astronomical object=10.5px until the release of the New General Catalogue in the 1880s and even more so the publishing of redshift values in the 1920s.

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Messier 58, 



    
        

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