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DesignationsCanes Venatici I Group, Canes Venatici Cloud, CVn I Group, M94 Group, NGC 4736 Group
ConstellationsCanes Venatici and Coma Berenices
Right AscensionCentred around 12h 32m 48s
DeclinationCentred around +33° 57' 7"
Distancec.42,400,000 light years
c.13,000,000 parsecs
DimensionsApparent: c. 21° x 15°
Actual: c. 4,800,000 x 3,400,000 light years
MembersFourteen major galaxies, including M94, C21 and possibly M106; up to twenty-four members in total
Optimum VisibilityApril

M94 or NGC 4736, a spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, is the brightest member of the Canes Venatici I Group. Indeed, the entire group is sometimes referred to as the 'M94 Group' or the 'NGC 4736 Group' after this galaxy. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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