Messier 88 (M 88)

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On this page I collect my observations of the spiral galaxy M 88 (NGC 4501) in the constellation Coma Berenices.



The spiral galaxy M 88 in the constellation Coma Berenices is located to the East of Markarian's (galaxy) chain. It is brighter that all the galaxies in the chain.

M 88 (NGC 4501)
Size: 6.8' × 3.7' (Wikipedia)
Distance: 100/61 million light years (Wikipedia)
Rating: * (Stoyan)



The spiral galaxy M 88 in constellation Coma Berenices (about at the center) (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy,

The spiral galaxy M 88 (about top left) in constellation Coma Berenices is located East of Markarian's chain. (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy,


My Own Photos



M 88 - Mar 24, 2020


M 88 - Mar 24, 2020, processed


M 88 - May 30, 2021


M 88 - May 30, 2021, processed

Vespera Pro


Markarian's Chain and more - May 14, 2024, mosaic, 2580s, 2000p


Ditto, processed, 2000p


Evaluation with


Evaluation with

Too many galaxies for listing them here! M 87 at the bottom left, M 88 at the top left.


Own Observations

Observations March 2020

Observations May 2021

Observations May 2024



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