M85 and NGC 4394, 



    
        

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M85 and NGC 4394

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging cameras: 40D Canon

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 80mm EON Orion

Software: Deep Sky Stacker  ·  photoshop  ·  Noel's Tools


Dates:May 24, 2011

Frames: 24x129"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.80%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 724366


Resolution: 800x500

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Description

Messier 85 (also known as M85 or NGC 4382) is a lenticular galaxy (type S0) in the Coma Berenices constellation. It is 60 million light years away, making it the 94th most distant Messier object, and it estimated to be 125,000 light years across. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. It is the northernmost outlier of the Virgo cluster discovered as of 2004. The type I supernova, 1960R was discovered in M85 on Dec 20, 1960 and reached an apparent magnitude of 11.7. M85 is interacting with the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4394, and a small elliptical galaxy called MCG 3-32-38.

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