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Virgo Galaxies

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Observer
Mike Scarisbrick
Time of observation
28/03/2019 - 23:30
Object
M98, M99, M100
Observing location
Cambridgeshire UK
Equipment
SkyWatcher Evostar 72ED
0.85 reducer corrector
Sony A6300
CG2 mount
Exposure
159x30 seconds ISO 4000, plus darks and flats.
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A field of view of 3x2 degrees in the northern part of what is the galaxy fest in Virgo.

M98 is the edge on spiral to the right of the image, M99 (the Virgo cluster pinwheel) is towards the bottom of the picture and M100 (the Blowdryer Galaxy) is the face on spiral in the top left quadrant. Standing out because of their closeness to each other are NGC 4298 and NGC 4302 in the bottom left quadrant. Also visible - NGC 4312 just below M100, NGC 4208 bottom right, and NGC 4237 just above a line between M98 and M100 above the yellow star near the centre of the picture. Fainter smudges can be associated with other galaxies.

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