Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3457  ·  IC 3459  ·  M 87  ·  NGC 4476  ·  NGC 4478  ·  NGC 4486  ·  Virgo Galaxy
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Relativistic jets in M87, 


            Pleiades Astrophotography Team
Relativistic jets in M87
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Relativistic jets in M87

Technical card

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: LRGB

Dates:March 6, 2020

Frames: 26x300"

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.50%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3362350

RA center: 12h 30' 49"

DEC center: +12° 23' 49"

Pixel scale: 0.965 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.987 degrees

Field radius: 0.474 degrees

Resolution: 2500x2500

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


This object is not easy to capture. I used Chilescope T2 to do that.
The resolution of this image is 0.9 arcsec/pixel. Compare with the size of the jets, it is not high enough. Thanks to the great seeing, I got excellent FWHM(<2). With special deconvolution technique, the details of the jets are revealed.
Maybe it will be better to use Chilescope T1(a 1-meter telescope) to capture this object again.


Sky plot

Sky plot


Relativistic jets in M87, 


            Pleiades Astrophotography Team