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).

Credit:

Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University)/ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0919a
Type:Observation
Release date:20 May 2009
Related releases:eso0919
Size:1640 x 1265 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 87
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:60 million light years
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Notes: Image obtained by Chris Mihos and his colleagues using the Burrell Schmidt telescope.

 

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