M94: Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici



Object Data

Object type: Galaxy
Size: 11 x 9 arcmin
Magnitude: 8.2
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 16 million light years

M94 is thought by some to be barred spiral galaxy; however the bar structure is more oval shaped.   The galaxy has two ring structures

Exposure Data

Date: 04/29/22
Location: Lockwood Observatory 2, Descanso,  CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c; fl 1867mm at f/7.3
Camera: FLI 6303e with Astrodon LRGB filters
Mount: AP1100 GTO3
Exposure time: 9 x 15 min of Lum (2 hr 15min), 4 x 10 min each RGB (120 min)
Exposure time total: 4 hrs 15 min
First light from new Observatory

Cropped. FOV = 43.2 x 27.2 arcmin.  Image Scale - 0.99 arcsec/pixel


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