Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 60  ·  NGC 4637  ·  NGC 4638  ·  NGC 4647  ·  NGC 4649
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Messier 60

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Messier 60, 



    
        

            Mark Spruce
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Messier 60

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: 656 Imaging AD250

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+

Mounts: iOptron CEM 120EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 656 Imaging AD250

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Open PHD2 Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: Baader Planetarium Blue 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium Green 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium Red 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium Luminance 2"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Power Box  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster Polar Scope  ·  Celestron Off-Axis Guider #93648  ·  Xagyl 5 x 2" USB Filter Wheel


Dates:April 11, 2020

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Blue 2": 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Green 2": 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Luminance 2": 13x180" (39') -15C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Red 2": 12x180" (36') -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 27'

Avg. Moon age: 18.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.09%


Astrometry.net job: 3531925

RA center: 12h 43' 41"

DEC center: +11° 33' 41"

Pixel scale: 0.656 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.541 degrees

Field radius: 0.377 degrees


Resolution: 3302x2488

Locations: Observatory, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 60

Messier 60 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Virgo approximately 57 Mly away. It was discovered by Johann Gottfried Koehler in 1779. The spiral galaxy NGC 4647 that appears to be near by is not visibly interacting gravitationally with M60, suggesting that these galaxies are not actually physically near each other, although more recent data from the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that some interaction may have just begun.

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Messier 60, 



    
        

            Mark Spruce

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