M 98  -  wide field

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Object identification (1.7MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of M98

Object type: Galaxy (SBb)
Size: 9.4' x 2.3'
Magnitude: 10.9 mag
Constellation: Com
Distance: 44 Mio Ly
Notes: Messier 98 is an intermediate spiral galaxy located about 44 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is a member of the Virgo Cluster. The object identification image shows further members of this galaxy cluster like M 99 or M 100.

Exposure data

Date: 2020-04-10 until 2020-04-27 (4 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED with reducer (4" Apo f=385mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 142x3min
Exposure time total: 7h06min