Go-astronomy logo

Messier 98
Messier 98
Credit: NASA, ESA

M98 (NGC 4192)

Messier 98 (NGC 4192) is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Coma Berenices in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. M98 is 44,400,000 light years away from Earth.

M98 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 11, and can be viewed with small telescope. M98 is 9.8' x 2.8' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 4192
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 11
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 9.8' x 2.8'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 44,400,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 13.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 14 55'
      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.