Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3443  ·  M 87  ·  NGC 4476  ·  NGC 4478  ·  NGC 4486  ·  Virgo Galaxy
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M 87 and the relativistic jet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C5 Schmidt-Cassegrain

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 60Da

Mounts: iOptron ZEQ25GT

Software: PixInsight  ·  Noel Carboni's AstroFlat Pro  ·  DeepSkyStacker 3.3.4  ·  Elements Photoshop


Dates:April 4, 2021

Frames: 86x15" (21' 30") ISO1600

Integration: 21' 30"

Darks: 10

Flats: 30

Flat darks: 10

Bias: 80

Avg. Moon age: 22.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.13%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean SQM: 18.27

Temperature: 8.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4405158

RA center: 12h30m49s

DEC center: +12°2327

Pixel scale: 0.693 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.053 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees


Resolution: 2224x1251

Locations: Home, Mestre, Venezia, Italy

Data source: Backyard

Description

In 2019 radio astronomers, for the first time, from data provided by observatories from around the world, generated the image of a ring of hot matter around the black hole in the galaxy M87.

A supermassive black hole in the core of a giant galaxy;

a jet of matter pushed at relativistic speed,

produced by the fantastic energy unleashed by that

black hole, when it swallows everything that comes close to it:

there is everything you need to be strongly fascinated!

In an overcast sky, I was able to make few poses

when there was a fleeting gap in the clouds.

For once, a short exposure proved more effective ...

drizzled - cropped - resampled

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