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Contains:  IC 3586, M 89, NGC 4552
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M89   Elliptical Galaxy, 



    
        

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M89   Elliptical Galaxy
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M89 Elliptical Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging camera:40D Canon

Mount:CGEM Celestron

Guiding telescope or lens:80mm EON Orion

Guiding camera:40D Canon

Software:Deep Sky StackerphotoshopNoel's Tools5.00 Images Plus


Dates:June 8, 2011

Frames: 27x90"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.36%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3290170

RA center: 12h 35' 49"

DEC center: +12° 31' 12"

Pixel scale: 2.356 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.913 degrees

Field radius: 0.386 degrees


Resolution: 1000x627

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 89 (M89 for short, also known as NGC 4552) is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered by Charles Messier on March 18, 1781. M89 is a member of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies. Current observations indicate that M89 may be nearly perfectly spherical in shape. This is an elliptical galaxy and is almost exactly circular in appearance. It is not known if it is actually circular in shape or if it is an elliptical in shape viewed end-on. This galaxy is unusual in that is appears to be surrounded by a type of enveloping structure which extends 150,000 light-years from the galaxy. It also features a jet-like structure that extends over 100,000 light-years. M89 is located some 60 million light-years from Earth. At a magnitude of only 9.8, it is best suited for viewing with a large telescope.

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