Messier 88  -  Virgo Cluster

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Object data of M88

Object type: galaxy (Sb-c)
Size: 6.8' x 3.7'
Magnitude: 10.2 mag
Constellation: Com
Distance: 63 MLy

Exposure data

Date: 2006-04-07
Location: Schlierbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1  /   RGB 2x2
  Exposure time: L 16x12m / R 6x12m / G 6x6m / B 6x6m
Exposure time total: L 3h 12min    /   RGB 2h 24min

bright moonlight during exposure


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