M98, M99, ngc 4237, and a handful of other tiny things
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Messier 98 and 99, and probably ngc 4237 at the top edge of the frame are part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies, these three are located on the
edge of the constellation Coma Berenices.. a very interesting galaxy is also in this image, VirgoHI 21, located about one third of the distance from
M99 on the left tothe bright blue star 6 Coma in the center. Don't look too hard for this one, it is the first discovered "dark" galaxy,
a galaxy with only about a hundred visible stars (Hubbell survey) yet a mass of about 100 million suns. It is suspected that the galaxy is mostly dark matter.

indeed, there is a lot of disagreement about the existance of a dark galaxy, but I thought I would mention it anyway.. time and more data will
probably solve the puzzle. Meanwhile, we just make images of the stars. What you will see in the area of the dark one is a very faint minor planet
called 1999 CL3, v 16.9. There is another MP near M98, 1966 CF, v16.1, and a lot of very dim galazies in the background.
 Telescope Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian 152mm f/4.8 mounted piggyback on Meade LX 200 Classic 12 inch
Camera Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin
Exposure  39 three-minute sub-esposures at iso 1600
 Guiding  PHD Guide from Stark labs with Meade DSI pro I on Meade 12-inch LX 200 Classic at f/3.3
 Software  Images acquired, calibrated, stacked and color corrected with Nebulosity 2.2.7 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS 3.
on-line links to more information    for more information try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_99 and links from there, especially the argument for HI 21.

Imaged on April 7th 2010 at Julian California