M86/M84 (Elliptical Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster)

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Date: April, 2011
Location: Elizabeth, CO. Mag 5.5 skies, alt ~6500 ft

16" f/4.9 Newtonian, Pegasus Optics primary

6" f/6.9 Newtonian, Parks optics

Mount: MI-500 w/ Astrophysics AP1200 GOTO computer control
Exposure Durations: 

Luminance = 240 mins on 16" using a STL-11000M

Color = 120 mins on 6" using a ST-4000XCM, concurrently collected during luminance collection

Seeing: ~2.5"
Comments: Processed using Maxim, Registar, CCDStack and Corel's PhotoPaint X4. M86 is the elliptical galaxy at center, M84 is the elliptical galaxy to the right

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