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Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy

Messier 49 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. Messier 49 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Messier 49
Galaxy
Virgo
  • Messier 49 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 8° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.17, Messier 49 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of Messier 49

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 49 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

13.21
12.17
6.27
5.64
5.4

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of Messier 49.

23.25 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of Messier 49

The following table reports Messier 49 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 49 is a visual representation of it.
10.21 arcmin
8.38 arcmin
156°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 49

The image below is a photograph of Messier 49 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.34033333333333x0.34033333333333 degrees (20.42x20.42 arcmins).

Image of Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of Messier 49 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.21 arcmin) and minor (8.38 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification

Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 49

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 49 are provided in the following table:

12h 29m 47s
+08° 00’ 01”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 49 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Finder chart Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of Messier 49 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.0°
Max altitude: 46.5°
Azimuth: 278.0°
Messier 49 - Elliptical Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom