The spiral galaxy M74, picture of September of the Observatori Asrtronòmic del Montsec
Each month the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) of IEEC publishes an outstanding image from the observations made there. In August, the protagonist of the image of the month is the spiral galaxy M74.


With about 100,000 million stars and located about 32 million light years away in the constellation of Pisces, this spiral galaxy Sc type has a spectacular view. Bright blue star clusters and young, surrounded by some emission nebulae and dark regions of cosmic dust trace its spiral arms.

The image was taken with the Joan Oró Telescope, at the Montsec Astronomical Observatory, using different broadband filters and a total time of 1-hour exposure.
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