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Messier 59 (also M59, NGC 4621, MCG 2-32-183, UGC 7858 and PGC 42628) is a magnitude +10.6 elliptical galaxy located 60 ±5 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.

The galaxy was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Koehler using a 3-foot Dollond achromatic telescope on the 11th April 1779.

The galaxy hosted supernova 1939B.

Right Ascension 12h 42m 02.3s, Declination +11° 38' 49" 

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Messier 59 (also known as M59 or NGC 4621) is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo.
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Date: 00.59 UT 24.06.12 

Position (J2000): R.A. 12 42 02.3  |  Dec. +11° 38' 49''



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