Messier 74

M74 Luminance

This beautiful face on spiral galaxy was first discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1780. It was subsequently catalogued by Charles Messier one month later after Mechain notified him of the find. In July of 2013, supernova 2013ej was discoverd by the Lick Observatory.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M74 & NGC628
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Pisces
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 37 Million Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Spiral Galaxy
Exposure: 3 Hours 50 Minutes Luminance Position: R.A. 1 hr 36 min , Dec +15047'
Processed using PixInsight Date: September-October 2013
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village