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Contains:  NGC 4461, NGC 4458, IC 3393, NGC 4438, The Eyes, NGC 4435, NGC 4425, IC 3355, NGC 4413, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, NGC 4387, IC 3303, M 84, NGC 4374
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Galaxy Cluster in Virgo, 


            Tim Jardine
Galaxy Cluster in Virgo

Galaxy Cluster in Virgo

Technical card

Resolution: 2968x1912

Dates:April 5, 2013

Frames: 30x1200"

Integration: 10.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.14% job: 87031

RA center: 186.754 degrees

DEC center: 12.931 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.498 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.452 degrees

Field radius: 0.734 degrees


M84 and M86 mark the start of the fabulous "Markarians Chain" of galaxies in Virgo. In the background can be see numerous distant galaxies. In all I counted over 50 galaxies in this shot, how many can you see?



Tim Jardine
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Galaxy Cluster in Virgo, 


            Tim Jardine