M86 in the Virgo Galaxy Cluster
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Location: Rodeo, New Mexico, USA (109 1 W, 31 52 N)
Date: 9 and 11 March 2010
Camera: Alta U8300
Telescope: AstroSysteme Austria N8
Frames: Four 20 minute L frames and three 10 minutes exposures in RGB
Processing: Stacked in CCDStack, L and RGB curves combined, highlights and unsharpened and
other correction made in Photoshop SC4
Comments: Captured using LightBuckets equipment.
Image details: This image shows central region of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster. The Virgo
Galaxy Cluster is a huge clust of galaxies approximately 56 million light years from Earth. The two dominant
galaxies in this image are M86 (centre) and M84 (below M86). These two galaxies are giant elliptical galaxies 20
times larger than average galaxies.