Messier 87

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Messier 87
Messier 87 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
The galactic core o Messier 87 as seen bi the Hubble Space Telescope wi its blue plasma jet clearly veesible (composite eemage o observations in veesible an infrareid licht)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Richt ascension12h 30m 49.42338s[1]
Declination+12° 23′ 28.0439″[1]
Helio radial velocity1284[2]
Distance53.5 ± 1.63 Mly (16.40 ± 0.50 Mpc)[3]
TeepE+0-1 pec, NLRG Sy[4]
Apparent magnitude (V)7.19[5]
Ither designations
Virgo A, Virgo X-1, NGC 4486, UGC 7654, PGC 41361, VCC 1316, Arp 152, 3C 274,[4] 3U 1228+12.[6]
See an aa: Galaxy, Leet o galaxies

Messier 87 (an aw kent as Virgo A or NGC 4486, generally abbreviatit tae M87) is a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lambert, S. B.; Gontier, A.-M. (January 2009). "On radio source selection to define a stable celestial frame". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 493 (1): 317–323. Bibcode:2009A&A...493..317L. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:200810582. See the tables in particular.
  2. 2.0 2.1 M. Cappellari et al., The ATLAS3D project – I. A volume-limited sample of 260 nearby early-type galaxies: science goals and selection criteria, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 413, Issue 2 (May 2011), pp. 813–836 [2011MNRAS.413..813C], doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18174.x.
  3. Bird, S.; Harris, W. E.; Blakeslee, J. P.; Flynn, C. (December 2010). "The inner halo of M87: a first direct view of the red-giant population". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 524: A71. arXiv:1009.3202. Bibcode:2010A&A...524A..71B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201014876.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Results for NGC 4486". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. Ferrarese, L.; et al. (June 2006). "The ACS Virgo Cluster Survey. VI. Isophotal Analysis and the Structure of Early-Type Galaxies". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 164 (2): 334–434. arXiv:astro-ph/0602297. Bibcode:2006ApJS..164..334F. doi:10.1086/501350.
  6. Turland, B. D. (February 1975). "Observations of M87 at 5 GHz with the 5-km telescope". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 170 (2): 281–294. Bibcode:1975MNRAS.170..281T. doi:10.1093/mnras/170.2.281.

Coordinates: Sky map 12h 30m 49.4s, +12° 23′ 28″