Messier 98 (also known as M98 or NGC 4192) is an intermediate w:spiral galaxy about 60 million w:light-years away in the w:constellation w:Coma Berenices. It was discovered by w:Pierre Méchain in w:1781.

Messier 98
Messier 98
Observation data (w:J2000 epoch)
Constellationw:Coma Berenices
Right ascension12h 13m 48.3s[1]
Declination+14° 54′ 01″[1]
Redshift-142 ± 4 km/s[1]
Distance60 Mly[citation needed]
Apparent dimensions (V)9′.8 × 2′.8[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.0[1]
Other designations
NGC 4192, UGC 7231, PGC 39028[1]

Virgo Cluster membership

Messier 98 is a member of the w:Virgo Cluster, which is a large, relatively nearby w:cluster of galaxies.[2]

External links


  1. a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for Messier 98. Retrieved 2006-11-18.
  2. B. Binggeli, A. Sandage, G. A. Tammann (1985). "Studies of the Virgo Cluster. II - A catalog of 2096 galaxies in the Virgo Cluster area". Astronomical Journal. 90: 1681–1759. doi:10.1086/113874.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)