Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 87  ·  NGC 4476  ·  NGC 4478  ·  NGC 4486

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    M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
    M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy
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    M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy

    Image of the day 08/01/2019

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      M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy, 



    
        

            Martin Junius
      M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy
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      M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAS AK3

      Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

      Mounts: IAS AK3

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: IAS AK3

      Guiding cameras: Lodestar X2

      Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Adobe Lightroom Classic CC  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT  ·  PixInsight 1.8.6 Ripley  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Cartes du Ciel

      Filters: Astronomik L 2


      Dates:May 1, 2019

      Frames:Astronomik L 2: 37x300" (3h 5') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

      Integration: 3h 5'

      Darks: 71

      Flats: 30

      Flat darks: 30

      Avg. Moon age: 26.24 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 11.77%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

      Mean SQM: 21.80

      Temperature: 18.00


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 2815855

      RA center: 12h30m52s.3

      DEC center: +12°2222

      Pixel scale: 0.502 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 180.654 degrees

      Field radius: 0.339 degrees


      Resolution: 4021x2726

      Locations: IAS Observatory Hakos, Hakos, Namibia

      Description

      See here for a version with the enlarged core and plasma jet.

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      M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy, 



    
        

            Martin Junius