Galaxy M100 in the constellation Leo is distant
60 million light years away and glows at mag 9.3.
This image, taken on Feb 28, 2004 is a set of raw exposures totaling
more than 2 hours. At least 4 other galaxies can be seen in the
background in this picture: from the main galaxy, at 5 oclock a
Lenticular Galaxy, NGC4328 at mag 14.28; at 1 oclock Galaxy NGC4322 at
mag 14.88; at 3 oclock Lenticular Galaxy VCC636 at mag 16.44; at 9
oclock Lenticular Galaxy IC783A at mag 16.66.