M87 and Surrounding Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster

M87 and Surrounding Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster

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Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-2008-30
Release Date: Aug 5, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

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.


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Annotated, Astronomical, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Globular Clusters, Star Clusters

Credits

Credit: R. Gendler (Copyright Robert Gendler 2006)