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M99 in Coma Berenices

M99 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is one of the members of the Virgo galaxy cluster at a distance of approximately 60 million light years from the Earth.

80 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

35 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 2x2 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.


Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200Gps telescope with Astro-Physics .67 reducer.