Updated: 7.14.02

M99 is part of the Coma-Virgo cluster of galaxies and is in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It has a bright core with relatively faint arms and is not very large for a Messier galaxy (at 4.6'x4.3' in size). I was fighting extreme dew on this image. Some of the faint galaxies visible are pushing mag 20!

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Image info:

12"LX200 with a Milburn Wedge

Starlight Express

10x5 mins


Stacked and processed in Astroart

guided with a Mintron 12V1 on the 80mm


Norwich NY