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Contains:  IC 3303, IC 3355, IC 3363, M 84, M 86, NGC 4374, NGC 4387, NGC 4388, NGC 4402, NGC 4406, NGC 4407, NGC 4425, NGC 4435, NGC 4438
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Heart of Virgo, 


            Tudor Chibacu
Heart of Virgo
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Heart of Virgo

Technical card

Frames: 401x75" bin 0x0

Integration: 8.4 hours

Basic astrometry details job: 3367138

RA center: 12h 26' 10"

DEC center: +12° 52' 40"

Pixel scale: 0.776 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 75.726 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees

Resolution: 3651x3962

Locations: Home Observatory Bortle 7, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Captured over 3 nights in February and March this year.
Not only fighting light pollution but also poor transparency provided by good old lake Ontario.



Tudor Chibacu
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • Heart of Virgo, 


            Tudor Chibacu
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    Heart of Virgo, 


            Tudor Chibacu


Description: Correct orientation.

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Heart of Virgo, 


            Tudor Chibacu

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