Simcoe Skies Astronomy

M60 - A galaxy in the Virgo Cluster

M60 - NGC 4649

Magnitude: 6.0
Size: 11.0' x 11.0' Location: Virgo
Date: May 27/06
Exposures: 60
Exposure length: 20 seconds
Amp on setting: OFF
Brightness: 67
Gain: 51
Gamma: 0
K3 Brightness Level Meter: not noted Filters: Orion Skyglow Filter Magnification: No Barlows/Reducers

Notes: Gamma set too low - should be increased to 50%. At first glance, this looks like a dim globular cluster. But the hazy image shows that it's actually a distant galaxy.

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