Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 783  ·  M 100  ·  NGC 4312  ·  NGC 4321  ·  NGC 4323  ·  NGC 4328

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    Berenice and her galaxy, 



    
        

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    Berenice and her galaxy
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    Berenice and her galaxy

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA - Astro Systeme Austria ASA 10'

    Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-4000

    Mounts: Paramount MyT

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: ASA - Astro Systeme Austria ASA 10'

    Guiding cameras: Moravian G1-0300

    Focal reducers: ASA - Astro System Austria ASA 3" Wynne Reducer Korrektor 0,95x

    Software: The SkyX Pro  ·  MaxPilote  ·  PIXINSIGHT PixInsinght 1.8 RC7

    Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Astrodon Luminance  ·  Astrodon Green


    Dates:May 3, 2018

    Frames:
    Astrodon Blue: 100x180" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green: 99x180" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance: 393x180" -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red: 105x180" -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 34.8 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 18.04 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 88.36%


    Astrometry.net job: 3368800

    RA center: 12h 22' 19"

    DEC center: +15° 50' 34"

    Pixel scale: 0.836 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 354.562 degrees

    Field radius: 0.668 degrees


    Resolution: 4060x4070

    Locations: Jardin, TOUL, Lorraine, France

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

    Description

    Messier 100 is an example of a grand design intermediate spiral galaxy located within the southern part of constellation Coma Berenices. It is one of the brightest and largest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, located approximately 55 million light-years distant from Earth and has a diameter of 107,000 light years.

    It was discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 15, 1781 and was subsequently entered in Messier’s catalogue of nebulae and star clusters after Charles Messier made observations of his own on April 13, 1781.

    The galaxy was one of the first spiral galaxies to be discovered, and was listed as one of fourteen spiral nebulae by Lord William Parsons of Rosse in 1850.

    Two satellite galaxies named NGC 4323 -connected with M100 by a bridge of luminous matter- and NGC 4328 surround M100.

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