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 (core enlarged), 



    
        

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M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (core enlarged)

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M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (core enlarged), 



    
        

            Martin Junius
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M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (core enlarged)

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) 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: 2815872

RA center: 12h30m52s.3

DEC center: +12°2222

Pixel scale: 0.502 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.660 degrees

Field radius: 0.339 degrees


Resolution: 4021x2726

Locations: IAS Observatory Hakos, Hakos, Namibia

Description

M87 aka Virgo A aka NGC 4486, a supergiant elliptical galaxy in Virgo. Recently, in April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope project published the first direct image of (the shadow of) the supermassive black hole at the center. The cutout shows the blueish plasma jet emitted from the central black hole.

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M87 - Virgo A - NGC 4486 - Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy (core enlarged), 



    
        

            Martin Junius