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M 98 (NGC 4192) Galaxy in Coma Berenices

M98 (NGC4192) is one of the brightest (11.0 mag) and largest (9.8´x 2.8´ ) members of the famous virgo galaxy-cluster and could be found in the constellation of Coma Berenices.It was discovered by the french astronomer Pierre Méchain in 1781.It´s a spiral galaxy of the SAB(s)ab type,which indicates it is a spiral galaxy that displays mixed barred and non-barred features with intermediate to tightly-wound arms and no ring.It´s inclined by 74° and its real distance is about 44 million light-years.

RA:     12h 13m 48.3s
Decl.: +14° 54′ 01.6


80cm f/7 AstroOptik corrected Cassegrain, Baader RGB-filters, FLI Proline 16803-CCD-camera, remotely controlled from CTIO/UNC Chile
integration time: L R(Ha)GB (L=20x1200s, RGB=10x1200s each, Ha=5x2400s), total time of 20 hours
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken

here is a 90% view of the instruments CCD-field:


here is a more detailed view of M98:

for a detailed view down to the central core with the HST click here

Last modified on Saturday, 12 December 2015 17:27

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