The galaxy M 87

Image of M 87
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 87 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:23, 60° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:13, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name M 87
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
NGC 4486
Virgo A
Magnitude:8.63 (V)[1]
14.50 (B)[1]
10.29 (H)[1]
10.09 (K)[1]
11.01 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.96
Hubble type:E
Right Ascension:12h30m [1]
Declination:+12°29' [1]
Distance:16.8 Mpc
54.9 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-22.50




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