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M86 & some neighbours


M86 lies in the heart of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.

The Virgo Cluster is a cluster of galaxies whose center is 53.8 ± 0.3 Million light years away in the constellation Virgo. Comprising approximately 1300 (and possibly up to 2000) member galaxies, the cluster forms the heart of the larger Virgo Supercluster, of which the Local Group (containing our Milky Way galaxy) is a member.


On my picture you could see M86 as the largest galaxy but you could observe more than a hundred galaxies more, on the annotated version you could find all the information (please, see comments).


Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo


Imaging camera:ZWO ASI183MM-Cool


Mount:Skywatcher AZ EQ-6 GT


Guiding telescope or lens:Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider


Guiding camera:ZWO ASI290 Mini


Focal reducer:Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener


Software:Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight , Seqence Generator Pro


Filters:Optolong Green 36mm , Optolong Blue 36mm , Optolong Red 36mm , Optolong Lum 36mm


Accessories:ZWO EFW , TALON6 R.O.R , MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor


Dates:Jan. 29, 2020 , Feb. 2, 2020 , Feb. 19, 2020 , Feb. 20, 2020



Optolong Blue 36mm: 70x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1

Optolong Green 36mm: 70x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1

Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 307x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1

Optolong Red 36mm: 70x120" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1


Integration: 17.2 hours


Avg. Moon age: 16.07 days


Avg. Moon phase: 24.47% job: 3343099


RA center: 12h 26' 44"


DEC center: +12° 49' 30"


Pixel scale: 2.090 arcsec/pixel


Orientation: 83.513 degrees


Field radius: 0.639 degrees


Resolution: 2716x1836


Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain


Data source: Own remote observatory


Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

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Uploaded on March 31, 2020