M58   NGC 4579

Object Type Galaxy SBb
Constellation Virgo
Magnitude 9.6
Size 6.0' x 5.0'

M58 is a bright, face-on spiral galaxy that is a member of the Virgo cluster. It is easily visible in an 8" telescope and appears as a bright eliptical haze with a bright nucleus. Being situated in the Virgo cluster, the surrounding region contains numerous faint galaxies.

5 minutes exposure, Meade 416 XT CCD.
300mm f/6 newtonian telescope at prime focus.