M 98  +  Abell 1499

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DSLR widefield image

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 two distant galaxy clusters:
  • Abell 1499 (z=0.157; light travel-time = 2.0 billion years)
  • WHL J121458.0+145112 (z=0.324; light travel-time = 3.7 billion years)

Exposure data

Date: 2020-04-10 until 2020-05-18 (7 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 54x8min / R 20x8min / G 20x8min / B 20x8min
Exposure time total: 15h 12min