Messier 87 in the Virgo Cluster
This deep image of the Virgo Cluster obtained by Chris Mihos and his colleagues using the Burrell Schmidt telescope shows the diffuse light between the galaxies belonging to the cluster. North is up, east to the left. The dark spots indicate where bright foreground stars were removed from the image. Messier 87 is the largest galaxy in the picture (lower left).
Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO
About the Image
|Release date:||20 May 2009|
|Size:||1640 x 1265 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster|
• X - Galaxy Clusters
|Distance:||60 million light years|
Colours & filters
Notes: Image obtained by Chris Mihos and his colleagues using the Burrell Schmidt telescope.