Thursday, 24 April 2014

M87




M87
Constellation - Virgo
Elliptical galaxy
Distance - 55mly
Mag - 8.6

Date 23/4/14
Transparency - Poor
SQM 21.2 (LM6.2)

Telescope 16" f/4.5
EP 14mm Delos x135 (TFoV 0.32')

Sketch notes
Bright and large, its smaller companion galaxies were almost stellar in appearance at low power but increasing the mag were seen as very small smudges.
I'm not a huge fan of elliptical galaxies but after learning a little about 'Virgo A' post observation, it really is an amazing object to view!

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