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Contains:  M 87, NGC 4478, NGC 4486
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Smoking Gun Galaxy (M87), 


            Brian Preston
Smoking Gun Galaxy (M87)
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Smoking Gun Galaxy (M87)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher MN 190

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS M50

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher EvoGuide 50ED

Guiding cameras: Altair GPCAM2 290C Colour

Software: AstroPhotographyTool APT 3.63

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2" Multi bandpass

Dates:April 21, 2019

Frames: 24x120"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.71%

Basic astrometry details job: 2656652

RA center: 12h 30' 48"

DEC center: +12° 23' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.256 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 63.570 degrees

Field radius: 0.224 degrees

Resolution: 5242x3494

Locations: Backyard, Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Smoking Gun Galaxy (M87). In the news for having the first black hole to be observed. You can see the gas jet from it.



Brian Preston
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Smoking Gun Galaxy (M87), 


            Brian Preston