m59 ngc 4621 elliptical galaxy in virgo

elliptical galaxy

Messier 59 (also known as M59 or NGC 4621) is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. Messier 59 and the nearby elliptical galaxy Messier 60 were both discovered by Johann Gottfried Koehler in April 1779 during observations of a comet in the same part of the sky.[4] Charles Messier listed both in the Messier Catalogue about three days after Koehler's discovery.[4]