M87 and Surrounding Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster
This image of M87 was taken with a ground-based 12.5" Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chrétien (RC) telescope in red, green, and blue filters and a 20" RC telescope unfiltered. The observation was made at Nighthawk Observatory at New Mexico Skies. Total exposure time was 13 hours.
Credit: R. Gendler (Copyright Robert Gendler 2006)