M61 in Virgo is a spiral galaxy with a small, bright nucleus and the appearance of a bar. Visually, like so many of Virgo's galaxies, it is a difficult object, being small and 10th magnitude. It is probably an outlying member of the Virgo galaxy cluster. There are two more galaxies visible in the image. The bright but non stellar object just below the leftmost of the two bright stars above M61 is NGC4292. To the left of the same star in the very small and faint NGC4292A.