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M86 & some neighbours, 


            Jose Carballada
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M86 & some neighbours

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ EQ-6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Focal reducers: Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Optolong Green 36mm  ·  Optolong Blue 36mm  ·  Optolong Red 36mm  ·  Optolong Lum 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  TALON6 R.O.R  ·  MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Jan. 29, 2020Feb. 2, 2020Feb. 19, 2020Feb. 20, 2020

Optolong Blue 36mm: 70x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1
Optolong Green 36mm: 70x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 307x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1
Optolong Red 36mm: 70x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 17.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.47%

Astrometry.net job: 3343099

RA center: 12h 26' 44"

DEC center: +12° 49' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.404 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.513 degrees

Field radius: 0.639 degrees

Resolution: 2716x1836

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


M86 lies in the heart of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.
The Virgo Cluster is a cluster of galaxies whose center is 53.8 ± 0.3 Million light years away in the constellation Virgo. Comprising approximately 1300 (and possibly up to 2000) member galaxies, the cluster forms the heart of the larger Virgo Supercluster, of which the Local Group (containing our Milky Way galaxy) is a member.

On my picture you could see M86 as the largest galaxy but you could observe more than a hundred galaxies more, on the annotated version you could find all the information.



Jose Carballada
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M86 & some neighbours, 


            Jose Carballada