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Contains:  IC 3745, M 87, NGC 4486
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Virgo A (M87) and relativistic  jet, 


            Łukasz Sujka
Virgo A (M87) and relativistic  jet

Virgo A (M87) and relativistic jet

Technical card

Resolution: 2365x1578

Dates:March 22, 2018

Baader B 1.25": 100x3" (gain: 0.88) bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25": 100x3" (gain: 0.88) -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 1,25": 150x2" (gain: 0.88) -20C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25" Baader R 1,25": 100x3" (gain: 0.88) bin 1x1

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 5.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.51%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 2.00 job: 1988830

RA center: 187.715 degrees

DEC center: 12.398 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.514 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 141.809 degrees

Field radius: 0.203 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Budy Dłutowskie , Pabianice, Poland


Virgo A (Messier 87) with relativistic jet

Main target of this photo was to register relativistic jet from the supermassive black hole in M87 galaxy.
Galaxy is in the distance around 53 millions light years and jet itself has around 2000 light yers lenght.
It has emissions in visible light band so we can register using RGB filters and proper cameras.
With good seeing condition we can observe some detail of it.

Scale of this photo is a little insane - 0,41''/pix and 0,2''/pix with for the close-ip in top left corner.

Exposition and setup:

L - 200 x 2,5s
RGB - 100 x 3,5s per channel
Newton 250/1250 on NEQ-6 + ASI 178MM-C + Baader LRGB



Łukasz Sujka
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Virgo A (M87) and relativistic  jet, 


            Łukasz Sujka