M74


Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of M74. It is a face on spiral galaxy about 32 million light years away in the constellation Pisces. It contains two clearly defined spiral arms and is sometimes called the perfect or prototypical spiral galaxy. It is similar in size to the Milky Way galaxy at 95,000 light years in diameter and is estimated to contain over 100 billion stars.

 

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M74.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 




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