The Coma Pinwheel Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Coma Pinwheel Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Coma Pinwheel Galaxy is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:47 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:55, 62° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:52, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name Coma Pinwheel Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Pinwheel Galaxy
St. Katherine's Wheel
Virgo Cluster Pinwheel Galaxy
M 99
NGC 4254
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:9.87 (V)[1]
10.44 (B)[1]
7.25 (H)[1]
6.93 (K)[1]
7.89 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.57
Hubble type:Sc
Right Ascension:12h18m [1]
Declination:+14°24' [1]
Distance:15.4 Mpc
50.3 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-21.07




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