M 94  -  wide field

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Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of M94

Object type: Galaxy (Sb)
Size: 12.3' x 10.8'
Magnitude: 8.9 mag
Constellation: CVn
Distance: 16 Mio Ly
Notes: Messier 94 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici in a distance of 16 Mio light-years. Although some references describe M94 as a barred spiral galaxy, the "bar" structure appears to be more oval-shaped. The galaxy has two ring structures: an inner ring with a diameter of 70 arcseconds and an outer ring with a diameter of 10 arcminutes. The inner ring is a site of strong star formation activity and is sometimes referred to as a starburst ring.

Exposure data

Date: 2021-05-31 until 2021-06-04 (4 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion
Camera: Nikon Z6 (ISO 400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 56x6min
Exposure time total: 5h36min