Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Messier 49 in Virgo Cluster

The M49 is a elliptic galaxy in the constellation Virgo and a part of the Virgo cluster of many galaxies. M49 has mag8,5 and is about 60 MLY away. It is estimated to be 160 000 LY across.
There are at least 6 other galaxies in the image, NGC4464/NGC4465/NGC4467/ NGC4471/IC3417/NGC4470
Celestron CPC11/focal reducer 0,63/Canon 40D modified. Guided with NexImage and Stellarvue 200mm/f4.
6x5 min and 10x2 min at ISO 800