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Messier 91
Messier 91
Credit: NASA, ESA

M91 (NGC 4548)

Messier 91 (NGC 4548) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Coma Berenices in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. M91 is 63,000,000 light years away from Earth.

M91 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 11, and can be viewed with small telescope. M91 is 5.4' x 4.3' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. barred spiral galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4548
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 5.4' x 4.3'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 63,000,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 35.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. 14 30'
      1. Season:
      2. late spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Virgo Cluster

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.