Deep Sky

NGC 4569
Spiral Galaxy
Located in the Virgo constellation,this is one of the larger spiral galaxies in the Virgo cluster. M90 is located about 60 million light-years from Earth and is approaching us at a speed of 383 km/sec. It is a tightly wound spiral with smooth, bright spiral arms. It is believed that the only active star formation is taking place within the dark dust lanes near the center of the galaxy. M90 visual magnitude of  9.5, large telescopes will provide the best viewing.