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Messier Objects

Messier M94

M94 (NGC 4736) is a spiral galaxy located within the constellation Canes Venatici in the CVn I Group of galaxies.

M94 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 9.5*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 7 x 3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4736
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 7 x 3'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 50.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 41 8'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. CVn I Group

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



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