M98, NGC 4192
M98 is a nearly edge-on type Sb spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices. It contains a great deal of dust, which reddens the light of the small but bright central nucleus: some new star formation regions show up as blue knots. Note that in astronomical parlance, "reddening" makes the nucleus appear noticeably orange. M98 is a member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, which is the dominant cluster in our Local Supercluster and about 60 million light-years away. This picture was taken in February 1996 at the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope.
The Virgo cluster also includes Messier galaxies M49, M58, M59, M60, M61, M84, M85, M86, M87, M88, M89, M90, M91, M99, and M100.
About the Image
|Release date:||June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.|
|Size:||1500 x 1900 px|
About the Object
|Position (RA):||12 13 38.26|
|Position (Dec):||14° 57' 8.18"|
|Field of view:||9.63 x 12.20 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 0.9° left of vertical|
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