in the Virgo constellation,this
is one of the larger spiral galaxies in the Virgo cluster. M90 is
located about 60 million light-years from Earth and is approaching us
at a speed of 383 km/sec. It is a tightly wound spiral with smooth,
bright spiral arms. It is believed that the only active star formation
is taking place within the dark dust lanes near the center of the
galaxy. M90 visual magnitude of 9.5, large telescopes will
provide the best viewing.