Messier 100 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 100, also known as NGC 4321, is a galaxy of classification SBbc in the constellation of Coma Berenices.  It has a diameter of ~80,000 light-years and lies at a distance of ~24,000 light-years. There are several additional galaxies in the field, the brightest of which are labeled in the third image. The images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with  FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 75 degrees on 23 May 2017.  The fields of view are  132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 2018
COMETS COMETS
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