Messier 59 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 59, also known as NGC 4621, is agalaxy of type E3 in the constellation of Virgo.  It has a diameter of ~60,000 light-years.  There are several other galaxies in the field, which are part of the "Virgo Galaxy Cluster".  The brightest are identified in the final image. The images comprise 4 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 70 degrees on 23 May 2017.  The fields of view of the first and second images are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 4 November 2018
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