M94 in Canes Venatici

Copyright: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

M94 is a fairly bright spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is around 20 million light years from us and has a diameter of about 33,000 ly, making it smaller than our own galaxy. It is probably out of the range of binoculars, shining at magnitude 9.50, but telescopes will show it and larger ones will reveal its bright core and fainter halo.
Long-exposure photographs will show the tightly-wrapped arms of the spirals, with hot, young stars around the outsides.
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