M94

M94 – A barred spiral galaxy with two ring structures

Located roughly 16 million light years from earth, we find this galaxy with its very special structure.

It has two distinct ring structures and a barred structure in the center of the inner ring structure.

The second ring structure is quite faint but visible on this photo of mine.

Also, a study from 2008 showed, that this galaxy has little to no dark matter, which was met with a lot of skepticism from the scientific community because current models indicate that a galaxy cannot be formed without dark matter.

This photo was taken in April, over the course of 2 nights
33x600s with the Canon 7D Mark II, GSO RC8″ (1620mm, f8) and the Celestron AVX

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