Spiral Galaxy Messier 98
Spiral Galaxy Messier 98, photographed in March 2020

Messier 98

From Wikipedia: Messier 98, also known as M98 or NGC 4192, is an intermediate spiral galaxy located about 44.4[3] million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices, about 6° to the east of the bright star Denebola.

It was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on 15 March 1781, along with nearby M99 and M100, and was cataloged by French astronomer Charles Messier on 13 April 1781 in his Catalogue des Nébuleuses & des amas d’Étoiles.[4] Messier 98 has a blue shift and is approaching us at about 140 km/s.[2]

Capture details for Messier 98

Astrobin skyplot for M98

Frames: 30×180″
Integration: 1.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 2.78 days
Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%

Astrometry.net job: 3358967
RA center: 12h 13′ 53″
DEC center: +14° 54′ 39″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 120.475 degrees
Field radius: 0.457 degrees

Past photos of M98

Learn more about Messier 98

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