M61, NGC4303


About this image

The SABbc spiral galaxy M61 is one of the larger galaxies in the Virgo cluster, with a core dimension some 100000 light-years (6 arc minutes) across, comparable to the size of our own Galaxy. This picture was taken in February 1996 at the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope. The Virgo cluster also includes Messier galaxies M49, M58, M59, M60, M84, M85, M86, M87, M88, M89, M90, M91, M98, M99, and M100. Image size 15.9 arc minutes.

More: galaxies page, spiral galaxies page, messier page.

Minimum credit line: Hillary Mathis, N.A.Sharp/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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