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Messier 94
Messier 94 Catís Eye Galaxy
Credit: NASA, ESA

M94 (NGC 4736) - Catís Eye Galaxy

Messier 94 (NGC 4736), also known as the Catís Eye Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici in the CVn I Group of galaxies. M94 is 16,000,000 light years away from Earth.

M94 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 9, and can be viewed with binoculars. M94 is 11.2' x 9' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Catís Eye Galaxy
      1. Alt name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4736
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 11.2' x 9'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 16,000,000 LY
      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.