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Contains:  M 84, M 86, M 87, M 88, M 89, M 90, M 91, NGC 4374, NGC 4388, NGC 4402, NGC 4406, NGC 4425, NGC 4435, NGC 4438, NGC 4459, NGC 4461, NGC 4473, NGC 4477, NGC 4486, NGC 4501, NGC 4531, NGC 4548, NGC 4552, NGC 4569, NGC 4571, The Eyes

Image of the day 03/08/2018

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    Virgo Cluster - 4 pane, 


            Paddy Gilliland
    Virgo Cluster - 4 pane
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    Virgo Cluster - 4 pane

    Technical card

    Dates:Jan. 28, 2018Feb. 11, 2018Feb. 13, 2018Feb. 14, 2018Feb. 19, 2018Feb. 21, 2018Feb. 22, 2018Feb. 23, 2018Feb. 24, 2018

    Astronomik Deep-Sky B Filter: 51x600" bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky G Filter: 48x600" bin 1x1
    Astronomik Deep-Sky R Filter: 59x600" bin 1x1
    Astronomik L2 Lum: 100x600" bin 1x1

    Integration: 43.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 13.78 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 34.35%

    Basic astrometry details job: 1947621

    RA center: 12h 30' 46"

    DEC center: +13° 24' 25"

    Pixel scale: 1.858 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 1.188 degrees

    Field radius: 1.944 degrees

    Resolution: 6120x4395

    Locations: Image The Universe Remote Telescopes, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain


    Well if you like galaxies in all shapes as sizes this will be something for you.
    Following on from my recent Markarian's chain here is an extended look into the wider Virgo cluster.
    A range of lesser seen galaxies including M89 with its delicate shells, M90, M88 and M91.
    In fact, there are some many galaxies in this image it makes the brain hurt - I will put an annotated version up for you to see :)
    Hope you enjoy, this area of the sky for some reason seems very difficult to process (well for me anyway) but it is a really nice area to look at purely out of interest.



    Paddy Gilliland
    License: None (All rights reserved)


    • Final
      Virgo Cluster - 4 pane, 


            Paddy Gilliland
      Virgo Cluster - 4 pane, 


            Paddy Gilliland

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    Virgo Cluster - 4 pane, 


            Paddy Gilliland