m61 ngc 4303 spiral galaxy in virgo

spiral galaxy

Messier 61 (also known as M61 or NGC 4303) is a spiral galaxy in the Virgo Cluster. It was discovered by Barnabus Oriani on May 5, 1779.

M61 is one of the larger members of the Virgo Cluster.

Six supernovae have been observed in this galaxy: [3]