M 100 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

M100 ist a bright ( 9.3mag),nearly faced-on galaxy in the constellation of Coma berenices,with the apparent size of about 7.5´x 6,1´.It´s the brightest member of the northern part of the Virgo-Supercluster and was discovered by by Pierre Méchain in 1781.The distance is 55 million lightyears.

There was a supernova in 2006,which still emitts strong X-ray radiation.



RA: 12h 22m 54,95s

Dekl.: +15° 49′ 19,5″


Integration time: L R(Ha)GB (L=23x1200s, RGB=7x1200s each,Ha=3x2400s) ergo a total time of 15hours

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, LRGB Astrodon filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken



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Last modified on Sunday, 11 October 2015 23:46

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