Astrodvorek Kamenne Zehrovice

M98- spiral galaxy in Virgo



M98 is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 45 million light-years away in Coma Berenices, near to the 5m star 6 Com. This is a large galaxy (the apparent diameter is about 10') but because of relatively low surface brightness it is not quite easy to take it's decent picture.
I think that (with my equipment) the result is not so bad. In the photograph I also like those small and extremely distant galaxies in the background, such as the
Abell 1499 cluster under M98.   Small arrow on the lower left side marks a quasar with z=2.46.



Optics:       NoName Newton 192/800
                   + GPU c.c.

amera:    Atik One 6
Filters:        LRGB Baader

Mount:      SW AZEQ-5
Guiding:    50mm guider + Lacerta MGEN

Exposure 46x5 min. (L)
                     15x4 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2

Software: PixInsight, Photoshop

26.-28. 3. 2022