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Messier 94 (NGC4736) Facts

Messier 94 (NGC4736) Facts Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 9.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 7x3 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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 (NGC4736)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id94
NGC Id4736
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right Ascension12:50.9
Distance (Lt.Yr)14,700-17,300 kly
Apparent Dimension7x3
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererPierre Mechain

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