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Lesson Tag: Virgo

M49, Elliptical Galaxy

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M49 (NGC 4472) Elliptical Galaxy 12h 29m 46s +07° 59′ 59″ Virgo +8.3 10.2×8.4 arcmins Overview This massive elliptical galaxy is near the center of the Virgo Coud of galaxies which itself lies at the heart of the Virgo Cluster. It is the brightest galaxy galaxy in …

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M104, The Sombrero Galaxy

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M104 Galaxy 12h 41m 03s -11° 44′ 07″ Virgo +8.1 8.4 x 4.9 arcmin Overview M104, the Sombrero Galaxy, is part of the Virgo galaxy cluster, which also includes M86 and M84 which we looked at last month. Virgo is renowned for being rich in galaxies and …

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M86 and M84 Galaxies

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M86M84 Galaxies 12h 27m 14s12h 26m 06s +12° 49′ 59″+12° 46′ 28″ Virgo +8.8+9.0 11.5 arcmin7.4 arcmin Our second challenge presents two objects for the price of one, the galaxies M86 and M84 in Virgo. Overview Virgo is renowned for being rich in galaxies. There are 14 …

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