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Contains:  M 87, NGC 4486
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M87 NGC4486,  the famous Galaxy : incl.  Jet from the Black Hole, 





    
        

            Wanni
M87 NGC4486,  the famous Galaxy : incl.  Jet from the Black Hole

M87 NGC4486, the famous Galaxy : incl. Jet from the Black Hole

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX200 8" GPS

Imaging camera:Atik Cameras Atik 383 L+ Color

Mount:Meade Equatorial Wedge on Tripod

Guiding telescope or lens:Meade ETX70-AT

Guiding camera:Meade DSI Pro

Focal reducer:Meade f/6.3 focal reducer/field flattener

Software:Fitswork4

Resolution: 723x775

Dates:April 15, 2019

Frames: 30x60" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.5 hours

Darks: ~5

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 10.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.36%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 10.00

Astrometry.net job: 2645364

RA center: 187.706 degrees

DEC center: 12.400 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.771 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.724 degrees

Field radius: 0.114 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Syke, Niedersachsen, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is my first attempt to show the plasma jet streaming out of M87, caused by the supermassive black hole inside the galaxy.

The processing was especially done for this visualization

The jet is the tiny streak at top right of the Galaxy core. The Galaxy is much larger, but I kept exposure time extra short and applied negative stretching in order not to overexpose the core.

I will try it again when the moonlight is out of the way.

P.S The dim Stars/Galaxies at the bottom half are magnitude up to 17.25

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wanni60
Wanni
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            Wanni
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    M87 NGC4486,  the famous Galaxy : incl.  Jet from the Black Hole, 





    
        

            Wanni
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M87 NGC4486,  the famous Galaxy : incl.  Jet from the Black Hole, 





    
        

            Wanni

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