100% resolution (1.3 MB)

M87 with plasma jet

Object Data

Object Type Eliptical galaxy
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 53 milllion light years
Notes: Image shows the plasma jet of matter ejected from a maassive black hole at the core of the galaxy (shown here at 10:00 orientation at galaxy core)

Exposure Data

Date: 4/25/2019
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c  telescope, 1867 mm fl at f/7.3
Camera: FLI  ML6303E camera with Astrodon LRGB filters
Mount: Astro-physics 1100
Exposure time: 2 hrs of  lum and 40 min each RGB
Exposure time total: 4 hrs
Notes: FOV = 14.6 x 17.33 arc min


Back to 2019 List