M94 is well placed
2017 Apr 3
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
M94, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of +41°07', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere and cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 28°S.
From London (click to change), it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:03 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 49° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:05, 47° above your western horizon.
At magnitude 8.2, M94 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
The precise position of M94 is as follows:
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The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org