M84 - M86 (NGC 4374 - 4406)

Name Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
M84 Galaxy Virgo  12h25.1 +12°53' 5' x 4.4' 9.3 60 Mly
M86 Galaxy Virgo 12h26.2 +12°57' 7.4' x 5.5' 9.2 52 Mly

Messier 84 (also known as M84 or NGC 4374) and Messier 86 (also known as M86 or NGC 4406) are elliptical or lenticular galaxies in the constellation Virgo. They are situated in the heavily populated inner core of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.
M84 distance is about 60 million light-years and M86 about 52 million light-years.

M84 is towards West (right), M86 towards East. M86 has a very diffuse companion.
Also visible: NGC 4402 (North) with nice colors and a dark lane, and NGC 4387 (South between M84 and M86).


More from Wikipedia M84, M86

Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
April 29, 2006 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:3
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
Max Entropy, LRGB, DDP