Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 2440
Date: Apr. 22 & 23, 2014      -      Location: Denton, TX
Telescope: ATRC12   Mount: MI-250   Camera: ST-10XME   Guided using Innovations Foresight ONAG
L = 100 min.   R = 20 min. G = 48 min. B = 32 Min.   (All Binned 2x2)
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  NGC 2440


M98 1

M 98, also designated as NGC 4192, is an intermediate spiral galaxy.  It is a member of the Virgo cluster of galaxies and lies in the constellation Coma Berenices at an approximate distance of 44.4 million light-years from the Earth.  The galaxy is highly inclined to our line of sight an appears almost edge on.  The galaxy contains an estimated 85 million solar masses of dust along with approximately 4.3 billion solar masses of neutral hydrogen.  The spiral arms of the galaxy appear somewhat distorted. This could be the result of a close encounter with nearby M99 some 750 million years ago.


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