M58, NGC 4579

M58 is a spiral galaxy of type SBc in the constellation Virgo, although the bar is not prominent and some have classified it as intermediate between normal and barred spirals. This CCD composite picture was taken in April 1998 at the Kitt Peak 0.9-meter telescope. M58 is a member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, which is the dominant cluster in our Local Supercluster and about 60 million light-years away. The Virgo cluster also includes Messier galaxies M49, M59, M60, M61, M84, M85, M86, M87, M88, M89, M90, M91, M98, M99, and M100.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao-m58
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:2048 x 2048 px

About the Object

Name:M58, NGC 4579
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 37 30.52
Position (Dec):11° 51' 29.60"
Field of view:11.61 x 11.60 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° left of vertical