Astrophotography – Taking a deep look into the Virgo cluster

The Virgo Cluster is a large cluster of galaxies in the constellation Virgo. It is approximately 65 million light years away from the earth. The brightest member is galaxy Messier 49 (M49) – a giant elliptical galaxy. To me it is amazing to see what can be done with this kind of amateur equipment! There is also a full resolution image available.

Date2013/04/17
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectVirgo Cluster
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance9x 600s, bin: 1x1
Red8x 150s, bin: 2x2
Green8x 150s, bin: 2x2
Blue8x 150s, bin: 2x2
Dark4x
Flat-
Total exposure~2h30m

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 20, 2022 at 22:10 pm