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.

Credit:
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m98
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:1500 x 1900 px

About the Object

Name:M98, NGC 4192
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

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