Wednesday, 30 April 2014

M86 / M84

M86 / M84
Constellation - Virgo
Elliptical galaxies
Distance - 55mly
Mag 8.89

Date 29/4/14
Transparency - average
SQM 21.57 (LM 6.4)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP 24mm 82˚ ES x79 (TFoV 1˚)

Sketch notes
M84 is the top brightest galaxy and M86 is center.
I spent maybe 20 minutes just looking around this whole area, its just a great sight to see so many galaxies in the FoV.
The two smaller ellipticals (bottom right) are 'The Eyes galaxies'.

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