M61 (NGC 4303)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Virgo 12h21.9 +04°28' 6' x 5.5' 9.7 53 Mly

Messier 61 (also known as M61 or NGC 4303) is a barred spiral galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, at a distance of about 53 million light-years.

Also visible  are NGC 4303A (left) and NGC 4292 (right). The "bright" star is Mag 9.


M61 - NGC 4303, NGC 4303A, NGC 4292

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Apr 10, 2004 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP