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Messier 95

Messier 95

Messier 95 (M95) is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Leo. It lies at a distance of 32.6 million light years from Earth. Messier 95 is home to around 40 billion stars and…




Messier 94 Cats Eye Galaxy

Messier 94 Cats Eye Galaxy

Messier 94, also known as Cats Eye Galaxy or the Crocs Eye Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Messier 94 is the central galaxy in the M94 Group, also known…




Oregon Caves

Oregon Caves National Monument Astronomy Site

Overview Located in the northern Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon, the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve is a 4,554 acre protected area. The monument is managed by the National Park Service, NPS, and is located near…


Hart Mountain

Hart Mountain Astronomy Site

Overview Hart Mountain is a fault-block mountain, in Lake County, Oregon, U.S, which is named for the heart-shaped brand used by the pioneer ranchers Henry C. Wilson and his son-in-law C.G. Alexander. The top of…


Messier 93

Messier 93

Messier 93 is an open star cluster located in the constellation Puppis. It lies at a distance of 3,600 light years from Earth. The cluster has a dimension that is roughly two thirds the size…