M 74 is a an example of a "grand design" spiral galaxy, which means it has well defined spiral arms. It has a low surface brightness, that makes is one of the more difficult Messier objects, but the face on view presents a ideal image orientation.
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- Constellation: Pisces
- Right Ascension: 01h 36m 41.8s
- Declination: +15° 47′ 01″
- Distance (Lightyears): 32 million
- Telescope: GSO 254mm RC
- Camera: ZWO ASI071 OSC cmos