Messier 87 Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy with Jet escaping massive Black Hole

Messier 87 Elliptical Black Hole

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Object: Messier 87 Elliptical Galaxy (NGC 4486) - Constellation Virgo

Distance: 55 Million light years

Date(s) Taken: May 5th through June 16th, 2010

Telescope: Orion XT - 12 and Televue Paracorr

Camera: ST 2000 XM, Operating at -25 deg C sensor temperature, Water Cooling

Exposures: 7.2 hours total duration

15 Luminance - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

10 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

5 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

13 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

Image Utilization - 44%

 

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