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M87

Messier 87 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo. One of the most massive galaxies in the local universe, it has a large population of globular clusters—about 12,000 compared with the 150–200 orbiting the Milky Way—and a jet of energetic plasma that originates at the core and extends at least 4,900 light-years. Read more.

Name and aliases M 87, NGC 4486, UGC 7654
Common names M 87*, SMOKING GUN, Vir A, Virgo A, Virgo Galaxy
Type Brightest galaxy in a Cluster (BCG)
Coordinates 12:30:49.42 +12:23:28.0
Radial velocity 1293.0 km/s
Redshift 0.004200
Distance 55.6 million light years
Magnitude 8.6 (V)
Size 12.4 x 9.6 (arcminutes)
Link Simbad
Link HyperLeda

M57 Jet RGB

Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
35 * 60sec L, 5 * 300sec RGB

The jet consists of matter ejected from a supermassive black hole.

Telescope
Esprit 120ED APO Triplet
Camera
Atik one 6.0
Mount
Skywatcher Eq6-R
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
35 * 60 sec L