Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3578  ·  IC 3652  ·  IC 3653  ·  IC 3665  ·  IC 3672  ·  IC 3694  ·  IC 3698  ·  IC 3710  ·  IC 3718  ·  IC 3720  ·  IC 809  ·  M 58  ·  M 59  ·  M 60  ·  NGC 4564  ·  NGC 4567  ·  NGC 4568  ·  NGC 4579  ·  NGC 4606  ·  NGC 4607  ·  NGC 4621  ·  NGC 4637  ·  NGC 4638  ·  NGC 4640  ·  NGC 4641  ·  NGC 4647  ·  NGC 4649  ·  NGC 4660  ·  Siamese Twins
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M58-M59-M60, 



    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
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M58-M59-M60, 



    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello
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Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Mounts
Orion Sirius EQ-G (HEQ5)
Filters
Astrodon UV/IR
Software
Adobe photoshop · Lightroom · StarTools · Gradient Exterminator · Astronomy Tools - PS · BackyardEOS · PHD Guiding
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Agena 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser
Guiding Cameras
QHY-5-L-II-M Planatary & Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 15, 2017
Frames:
57x90" (1h 25' 30") ISO1600
Integration:
1h 25' 30"
Darks:
10
Avg. Moon age:
18.88 days
Avg. Moon phase:
82.00%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Temperature:
18.00

RA center: 12h40m35s.76

DEC center: +11°4058.8

Pixel scale: 1.836 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.443 degrees

Field radius: 1.365 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4432x3000

Locations: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, Connecticut, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Very happy to capture some more Messier objects from Virgo last week when we finally had a bit of good weather. The following image contains Messier 58 (a.k.a. M58 and NGC 4579) is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy approximately 68 million light-years away from Earth (far right). Messier 59 (a.k.a. M59 or NGC 4621) is an elliptical galaxy approximately 60 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo with a supermassive black-hole in its center (left middle).

Messier 60 (a.k.a. NGC 4649) is an elliptical galaxy approximately 55 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. It is part of a pair of galaxies known as Arp 116 with NGC 4647. M60 is the third-brightest giant elliptical galaxy of the Virgo cluster of galaxies (far left).

With the addition of these galaxies, I know only have 31 Messier Objects left...

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M58-M59-M60, 



    
        

            Kurt Zeppetello