M84

Observed:  Points: 10

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as of 07/16/2019 7:01 p.m.

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General Info

TypeLenticular (S0) Galaxy
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension12h25'4.700''
Declination+12°53'13''
Magnitude9.100
Distance60,000,000ly
Size5 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC4374, M84
Discovered 1781 Charles Messier

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M84

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
20 points

Along with M86, this appears to be the end of the (low magnitude) galaxies in the Virgo - Leo chain heading west. Now we dip south to see M49 and M61.

M84

25" Obsession Dobsonian
10 points

Lots of faint fuzzies visible around the area. Followed Markarian's Chain starting from M84 and counted about 13 easily visible bright galaxies. No distinct features or dust lanes were seen in any galaxies.

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