Messier 94

94 final

Object:   M94 (NGC 4736) Date:               2019 March 25
Type:              Spiral galaxy
Constellation:           Canes Venatici Time & altitude:         21.20 UT   55º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               4/5
            R.A:                12h 51m Transparency (5 high):                   4/5
            Dec:                41º 07 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude     8.1 Eyepiece       8mm Ethos                x260
            Size (mins)    11 x 9 Filters:            None


This galaxy has an extremely bright, intense core, a bright inner halo with a well‑defined edge. Beyond the inner halo is a quite faint outer halo. The outer halo is asymmetrical, rounded on the W side and narrower and a little pointed to the E. On the N side of the core, in the outer halo there seem to be light and dark striations. On the S side there is a dark lane.