Messier 98


Messier 98 (also known as M98 or NGC 4192) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 60 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 15, 1781 along with M99 and M100 and was cataloged as a Messier object on April 13, 1781. Messier 98 has a blue shift and is approaching us at about 140 km per second. This image was taken on April 15 and 17, and is a 5 hour and 20 minute exposure. This is a very faint galaxy. Click to enlarge.

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