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Virgo A

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About this observation
Observer
David Swan
Time of observation
20/03/2018 - 21:13
Object
M87
Observing location
Tynemouth, UK
Equipment
200mm SCT @ f/6.3
ASI183MM
Baader UV+IR cut
FireCapture, DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop
Exposure
39 x 10s
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djswan2002's picture

The galaxy in the middle here is M87, a giant elliptical galaxy. It is probably about fifty times the size of an average spiral galaxy. It is of the cD0-1 pec type. M87 is a prominent source of low to high energy electromagnetic radiation - from radio waves to X and gamma rays.

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