Observed:  Points: 10

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as of 04/13/2021 5:12 a.m.

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General Info

TypeElliptical Galaxy
Right ascension12h29'46.700''
Size9 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC4472, M49
Discovered 1771 Charles Messier

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Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

M49 is one of the more prominent galaxies in the Virgo cluster that I found, but that could be because it is fairly removed from the others. It appears larger in angular size than many of the others. There is another galaxy M61 just barely visible in my FOV to the south.


Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
10 points

Decided to (quickly)view the Virgo Cluster before I headed back inside. I had my 10mm eyepiece in so I wasn't able to see the other galaxies. Not much to see of this galaxy,more of an egg shaped point of light than a regular stereotypical galaxy.

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