M99 (NGC 4254)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Coma B 12h18.8 +14°25' 5.4' x 4.8' 10 50 Mly

Messier 99 (also known as M99 or NGC 4254) is an unbarred spiral galaxy approximately 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
It is Also called the "Pinwheel" galaxy and belongs to the Virgo galaxy cluster. The "bright" star is Mag 6 (not visible with naked eye).


M99, NGC 4254

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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