Virgo Galaxy Cluster

Imaged by Jean-Yves Beninger from Singapore on 30 April 2005


Takahashi Sky90 with focal reducer and SBIG ST8

AP600EQMD mount

Stack of 20 images, 3minutes each

L Bin 1x1 : 60mn


The Virgo Galaxy Cluster is the nearest of the large aggegations of galaxies at about 42 million light years.

Burnham's Celestial Handbook

Click on the images for the original resolution.

At the top right corner is M87, and in the Markarian chain below are M84, M86, 'the eyes' and several more galaxies.

Search the negative view below for more than 20 galaxies.