Messier 49 (M 49)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the galaxy M 49 in the constellation Virgo.

 

Introduction

The galaxy M 49 in the constellation Virgo is, according to Karkoschka (Stoyan confirms this) the brightest galaxy of the Virgo galaxy cluster and a large luminous galaxy. I've only visited and found it once.

Size: 5' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 60,000,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

The galaxy M 49 in the constellation Virgo (in the Virgo galaxy cluster) plus the galaxy M 87 (higher up)

My Own Observations

I approached M 49 in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau in mid-May 2017 with the Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS on the GoTo mount.

 

References

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