Virgo Cluster

Virgo Cluster

The Virgo Cluster is large group of galaxy consisting of hundresd of galaxies. It is located in the constellation Virgo and is about 54 million ligtyears away. You can see a lot of galaxies in this picture above. I took this picture by Takahashi Epsilon 180.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi EP180 Telescope, NJP Temma2 Mount

Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik LRGB filter and Halpha filter

Exposure: Luminance=60minutes, R=10min, G=10min, B=10min

Software: StellaImage6, PhotoshopCS4

Location: Tsuruhime Park, Nara Prefecture