Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  28 Com  ·  29 Com  ·  34 Vir  ·  41 Vir  ·  IC 3470  ·  IC 3481  ·  IC 3483  ·  IC 3489  ·  IC 3492  ·  IC 3501  ·  IC 3509  ·  IC 3510  ·  IC 3520  ·  IC 3540  ·  IC 3567  ·  IC 3578  ·  IC 3583  ·  IC 3586  ·  IC 3601  ·  IC 3609  ·  IC 3611  ·  IC 3631  ·  IC 3635  ·  IC 3637  ·  IC 3652  ·  IC 3653  ·  IC 3658  ·  IC 3665  ·  IC 3672  ·  IC 3694  ·  And 62 more.
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Galaxies of Virgo, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling
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Galaxies of Virgo

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            Molly Wakeling
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Galaxies of Virgo

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM40

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Software: Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD 2"


Dates:Jan. 8, 2021Jan. 9, 2021Jan. 15, 2021Jan. 16, 2021Jan. 19, 2021Jan. 20, 2021Jan. 23, 2021

Frames:Astronomik CLS-CCD 2": 114x300" (9h 30') (gain: 120.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 30'

Darks: 100

Flats: 50

Avg. Moon age: 11.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.39%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Astrometry.net job: 4221230

RA center: 12h 48' 9"

DEC center: +13° 6' 42"

Pixel scale: 7.363 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 13.496 degrees

Field radius: 4.465 degrees


Resolution: 3418x2714

Locations: East Bay Area, CA, Berkeley, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image might not look like much, but take a closer look. This is a region of the sky that is absolutely bursting with galaxies! The constellation Virgo lies above (below?) the plane of our own Milky Way, allowing us to see out into dark, intergalactic space without much gas or dust in the way. There are thousands of amateur-telescope-visible galaxies in this part of the sky! I was aiming for Markarian's Chain, but I appear to have missed it by accident!

Galaxies visible here range in distance from 57 million lightyears to 610 million lightyears or more in the case of the little teeny guys!

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Galaxies of Virgo, 



    
        

            Molly Wakeling