Virgo Cluster of Galaxies

Virgo Cluster of Galaxies

The Virgo Cluster is a cluster of Galaxies. It is located in the costellation Virgo. The distance of the cluster from our galaxy is approximately 60 Mly away. There are a lot of bright galaxies in this cluster, including the giant galaxy Messier 87.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi Epsilon160, Takahashi EM200 Mount

Camera: SBIG ST2000XM, Astronomik LRGB filter

Exposure: Luminance=60minutes, R=G=B=20minutes

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Totsukwa Village, Nara Prefecture, 2005