M94, NGC 4736

The Sab spiral galaxy M94 in the constellation Canes Venatici is considered by some (but not others) to be in a group including M64 and various fainter galaxies. It has an extremely bright innner region surrounded by a blue ring of young star clusters, then a fainter yellowish region of older stars also surrounded by traces of young stars, and even further out a very much fainter outer ring. All of these features are visible in this picture, due to the use of a drastically compressed intensity mapping. This stretch also reveals quite a few small faint background galaxies. This picture was taken in May 1998 at the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope. Image size 17.0 arc minutes.

Credit:
Hillary Mathis, N.A.Sharp/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao-m94
Type:Observation
Release date:Dec. 16, 2002, 11:48 a.m.
Related announcements:noaoann02017
Size:3000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:M94, NGC 4736
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 50 45.09
Position (Dec):41° 6' 45.41"
Field of view:16.94 x 17.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.4° left of vertical