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Contains:  M 98, M98, NGC 4186, NGC 4192, NGC4186
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            Gary Imm
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Technical card

Dates:June 27, 2017

Blue: 20x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Green: 20x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Luminance: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Red: 20x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.70% job: 3257692

RA center: 12h 13' 48"

DEC center: +14° 53' 54"

Pixel scale: 0.851 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.976 degrees

Field radius: 0.462 degrees

Resolution: 3408x1917

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - New Moon), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


This object is a spiral galaxy located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is a galaxy that displays some barred features in its core and has tightly-wound arms. It is highly inclined to our line of sight, almost edge-on, at an angle of 74°. Despite the high angle, it is easy to see the dark dust lanes, the yellowish core, and the bluish spiral arms. M98 is unusual in that it is a rare blue-shifted galaxy, which means it is actually headed toward us. This is likely due to gravitational effects on M98 by other nearby galaxies.



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