If you can spot third magnitude Alpha Canum Venaticorum (Cor Caroli) you should be able to see this galaxy with a 6 inch scope even in an urban sky environment.
Charles Messier added this galaxy to his catalog on March 24, 1781 after Pierre MÃ©chain discovered it 2 days earlier.
M 94 (NGC 4736)
Date and Time: 5-18-2009, 4:10-4:40 UT
Scope: 10â€ f/5.7 Dobsonian. 24 mm eyepiece 60x
8â€x12â€ white sketching paper, 2H, HB, 4H graphite pencils,
blending stump, scanned and inverted
Seeing: Pickering 8/10
Transparency: Average 4/5
Faintest stars visible overhead 4.3
Temperature: 10Â°C (50Â°F)
Galaxy magnitude: 8.2
Distance: 15 mly
Location: R.A. 12h 51m
Dec. +41Â° 7'