Three Messier objects in Virgo

Posted by dcrowson
on Monday, May 2, 2016

M87 (NGC 4486, Arp 152 and others) is the elliptical galaxy at the bottom right.

M89 (NGC 4552 and others) is the elliptical galaxy near the bottom left. It is above non-interacting galaxies NGC 4551 (elliptical) and NGC 4550 (lenticular).

M90 (NGC 4569, Arp 76 and others) is the nice spiral at the top left.

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on April 28th and May 1st, 2016 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.


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