The Coma Pinwheel Galaxy (M99)

Image of the Coma Pinwheel Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Coma Pinwheel Galaxy is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:53, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:46, 65° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:35, 34° above your western horizon.

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Name The Coma Pinwheel Galaxy (M99)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Coma Pinwheel Galaxy
St Katherine's Wheel
The Pinwheel Galaxy
The Virgo Cluster Pinwheel Galaxy
NGC 4254[2]
Right ascension:12h18m [2]
Declination:+14°24' [2]
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:9.84 (V) [2]
10.40 (B) [2]
7.89 (J) [2]
7.25 (H) [2]
6.93 (K) [2]
Hubble type:Sc
Distance:18.4 Mpc
60.0 Mlyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.56
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.48
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.





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