Jim Burnell's CCD Images - M87
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Object: M87 (NGC4486, Arp 152)
Elliptical Galaxy
Const.: Virgo
Camera: HX916 Scope: AP130 Mount: AP1200GTO
Filter(s): IR block Exposure: 16x60s blank
The galaxy M87 and numerous neighbors in Virgo. A stack of 16 one minute exposures using a 5" f/6 refractor. The image was calibrated and stacked, and a simple linear stretch was performed using AIP4WIN. This image has been resampled down from its original size of 1300x1030.
M87 Jet
A close-up of the jet in M87, taken from the image above. It has been stretched to bring out the detail near the galactic core.