M98 = NGC4192 ( 12h 13.8m +1454, 10.1 mag. )

This spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices was found by Mechain in 1781 and Messier observed it on April 13 same year. M98 is about 55 million ly away and measures 80,000 ly across. It is located 30' W of 6 Comae (see Virgo Cluster Map and the detailed chart below).

The above image was taken on May 25, 1998 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Six white integrations (240 sec. each) were processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 2 x 3. North is up.

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