Messier 94 – The Cats Eye Galaxy

Galaxy Messier 94 photographed March 2020
Galaxy Messier 94 photographed March 2020

Messier 94

From Wikipedia: Messier 94 (also known as NGC 4736) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781,[6] and catalogued by Charles Messier two days later. Although some references describe M94 as a barred spiral galaxy, the “bar” structure appears to be more oval-shaped.[7] The galaxy has two ring structures.[5]

Capture Details for Messier 94

Frames: 11×120″
Integration: 0.4 hours
Avg. Moon age: 27.84 days
Avg. Moon phase: 3.21%

Astrometry.net job: 3342945
RA center: 12h 50′ 56″
DEC center: +41° 7′ 33″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 121.196 degrees
Field radius: 0.255 degrees

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