Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 87  ·  NGC 4476  ·  NGC 4478  ·  NGC 4486
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M87 with Black Hole Jet

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11  ·  Starizona Hyperion

Imaging cameras: SBIG STL-11000  ·  Alta U8300

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX  ·  Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11  ·  Starizona Hyperion

Guiding cameras: SBIG STL-11000  ·  SBIG ST-402me

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  CCD Autopilot 5  ·  Adobe Systems Inc. Photoshop CS5  ·  Maxim DL Pro

Accessory: Rigel nStep Focuser  ·  Innovations Foresight On-axis guider


Dates:Feb. 23, 2020

Frames: 96x447" (11h 55' 12")

Integration: 11h 55' 12"

Avg. Moon age: 29.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.02%


RA center: 12h30m33s.570

DEC center: +12°2111.39

Pixel scale: 0.441 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 99.639 degrees

Field radius: 0.251 degrees

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Resolution: 3282x2464

Locations: Blue Mountain Vista Observatories, New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 87 (also known as M87, Virgo A or NGC 4486) is a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. One of the most massive galaxies in the local universe, it has a large population of globular clusters—about 12,000 compared with the 150–200 orbiting the Milky Way, and some of these can be seen as a halo around the galaxy in my image. It lies about 54 light years away.

The core contains a supermassive black hole (SMBH), designated M87* whose mass is billions of times that of our Sun. The relativistic jet of matter emerging from the core extends at least 1.5 kiloparsecs (5,000 light-years) from the nucleus and consists of matter ejected from a supermassive black hole. The jet can be seen in the image as a faint streak exiting the core pointing down.

Date: Feb 15,22,23 2020

Location: Blue Mountain Vista Observatories,New Ringgold PA

Optics: Celestron EdgeHD 1100 on Paramount MX

Camera: Sbig STL-11000 for RGB

Optics: Starizona Hyperion f/8 12.5 inch, FL 2540 mm on Paramount ME

Camera: Apogee U8300 for Lum

Guiding: ST-402 on Innovations Foresight On-Axis Guider and STL-11000 Self guiding

Exposure: LRGB: L:47x10 R:19x5 min, G:15x5 min, B:15x5 min for a total of 12 hrs (96 subs at avg of 447 sec)

Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.

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