Simcoe Skies Astronomy

M87 - NGC 4486

M87 Galaxy NGC 4486

A fascinating galaxy in the direction of Virgo

Magnitude: 8.6
Location: Virgo
Distance: 60 million LY
Date: June 18/06
Exposures: 60
Exposure length: 12 seconds
Amp on setting: OFF
Brightness: 51
Gain: 70
Gamma: 19
Color Balance: R30B14
L-Meter: 211
Filters: IR

Notes: This galaxy has a fascinating feature, the gas jet extending several thousand light years from its center, powered by a massive black hole at the galaxy's center.

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