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Messier 94 (M94, NGC4736)


Messier 94 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 14.700-17.300 light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is referred to as M(94) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(4736) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Messier 94 was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:50.9 (R.A.) and +41:07 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.2 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 7x3 .

(M94,NGC4736) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(12:50.9), Dec(+41:07) and its distance is calculated 14.700-17.300 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.2. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7x3.

Fact File


NameMessier 94
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id94
NGC Id4736
ConstellationCanes Venatici
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension12:50.9
Declination+41:07
Distance (Lt.Yr)14.700-17.300
Visual Brightness8.2
Apparent Dimension7x3
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain