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M98 and M99 - Galaxies in Coma Berenices

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Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Guiding telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Guiding camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 3193x2299

Dates: Feb. 27, 2014

Frames: 18x600"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.93%

Astrometry.net job: 1509513

RA center: 184.139 degrees

DEC center: 14.611 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.112 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.443 degrees

Field radius: 1.154 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

M98 and M99 are neighboring galaxies in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. M99 at the left is an unsymmetrical spiral galaxy seen face on from our point of view and lies at a distance of 50 million light years. M98, at the right, is a spiral galaxy seen nearly edge on at a distance of 44.4 light years.

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M98 and M99 - Galaxies in Coma Berenices, Hap Griffin