M 98 (Wheel Rim Galaxy), NGC 4186 and PGC 39002

 

Messier 98 (also known as NGC 4192) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 60 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. Two other galaxies are visible in the image - PGC 39002 (Magnitude 15.6) to the upper right and NGC 4186 (magnitude 14.6) to the lower right.

 

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 24 April 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 60 min, R = 30 min; G = 30 min; B = 30 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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