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Messier 94 (NGC4736)

(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.

Messier 94 (NGC4736) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 14,700-17,300 kly 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 also 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. 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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 94 (NGC4736)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id94
NGC Id4736
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right Ascension12:50.9
Declination+41:07
Distance (Lt.Yr)14,700-17,300 kly
Visual Brightness8.2
Apparent Dimension7x3
Apparent Magnitude9
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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