Messier 49 (M 49)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | 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 have only visited and found it once, and a second time with the eVscope. The photo also shows the spiral galaxy NGC 4470 (as well as some small and even fainter galaxies).

M 49      NGC 4470
Size: 5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 60 million light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)
  Size: 1.3' x 0.9 ' (SkySafari)
Distance: 101 million light years (Wikipedia)
Rating: ---

 

Map

The galaxy M 49 in the constellation Virgo (in the Virgo galaxy cluster) plus the galaxy M 87 (higher up) (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

Overview of the Virgo galaxy cluster, M 49 is located to the bottom right (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 49 - Mar 24, 2020

 

M 49 - Mar 24, 2020, processed

 

M 49 - Mar 24, 2020, processed (NGC 4470 marked at the bottom right)

 

My Own Observations

Observations May 2017

Observations March 2020

 

References

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