January 26, 2005
M88, a symmetrical type Sc spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is a member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. This picture is from the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope. The Virgo cluster also includes Messier galaxies M49, M58, M59, M60, M61, M84, M85, M86, M87, M89, M90, M91, M98, M99, and M100.
Topics: Virgo Cluster, Coma Berenices constellation, Constellations, Messier 88, Messier 61, Coma Berenices, Virgo, Messier 58, Messier 89, Virgo constellation, Virgo Supercluster, Galaxy