||7.2' x 6.8'
Messier 87 (also known as M87, Virgo A or NGC 4486) is a
supergiant elliptical galaxy, located at about 54 million light-years from
M87 is a strong source of multiwavelength radiation,
particularly radio waves. A jet of energetic plasma originates at the core and
extends outward at least 5,000 light-years.
Other galaxies visible:
towards NW: NGC 4486B
towards South, from East to West: NGC 4486A, NGC 4478, NGC 4476
||Exp Time (s)
|Apr 10, 2004
|LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP
||DDP strongly "pushed" to show both
jet and galaxy core extension