M 85  -  wide field

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Object identification (1.3MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of M85

Object type: Galaxy (S0)
Size: 7.4' x 5.9'
Magnitude: 10.0mag
Constellation: Com
Distance: 47 Mio Ly
Notes: Messier 85 is a bright, somewhat elongated lenticular galaxy of some 125,000 light-years across, located 47 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices. It is the northernmost member of the Virgo Cluster and is interacting with the nearby barred spiral galaxy NGC 4394.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-03-25 until 2017-05-18 (8 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 174x6min
Exposure time total: 17h24min