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Contains:  11 Com, IC3292, IC3340, IC3365, IC3391, IC3410, IC783, IC787, IC792, IC796, M 100, M 85, M100, M85, NGC 4293, NGC 4312, NGC 4321, NGC 4382, NGC 4394, NGC 4450, NGC4293, NGC4312, NGC4322, NGC4328, NGC4340, NGC4344, NGC4350, NGC4379, NGC4383, NGC4394, NGC4396, NGC4405, NGC4421, NGC4450, The star 11Com
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M85 and M 100 + Colourful Galaxy Friends Practicing Social Distancing, 


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M85 and M 100 + Colourful Galaxy Friends Practicing Social Distancing

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED f/5

Mounts: Paramount MyT Paramount MyT

Software: Mac OS X Snow Leopard  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS2  ·  Deepskystacker 4.1.1  ·  Fitswork 4.4.7

Filters: Astrodon LRGB + Ha

Accessory: Cheetos  ·  Carlsberg Elephant  ·  Sky Atlas 2000  ·  My Cat Sne  ·  Reading Glasses!!!

Dates:March 28, 2020

Frames: 24x300"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.57% job: 3375017

RA center: 12h 24' 23"

DEC center: +17° 5' 11"

Pixel scale: 7.015 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.321 degrees

Field radius: 2.318 degrees

Resolution: 1300x1992

Locations: ORM, La Palma, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory


Messier 85 (also known as M85 or NGC 4382 or PGC 40515 or ISD 0135852) is a lenticular galaxy, or elliptical galaxy for other authors, in the Coma Berenices constellation. It is 60 million light-years away, and it is estimated to be 125,000 light-years across.

It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. It is the northernmost outlier of the Virgo cluster discovered as of 2004.

Messier 100 (also known as NGC 4321) is a grand design intermediate spiral galaxy located within the southern part of constellation Coma Berenices. It is one of the brightest and largest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, located approximately 55 million light-years distant from Earth and has a diameter of 107,000 light years, roughly 60% the size of the Milky Way. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 15, 1781 and was subsequently entered in Messier's catalogue of nebulae and star clusters after Charles Messier made observations of his own on April 13, 1781. The galaxy was one of the first spiral galaxies to be discovered, and was listed as one of fourteen spiral nebulae by Lord William Parsons of Rosse in 1850.

This LRGB 6 x 300 seconds each filter. To frame this I cut out cardboard template and use Sky Atlas 2000 then Aladin. Pretty happy with how turn out and really first galaxies image I try.



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M85 and M 100 + Colourful Galaxy Friends Practicing Social Distancing,