Galaxies M88, M90, M91: This wide field view of a neighbouring area of Markarians chain, and also part of the Virgo Cluster, shows among many galaxies three bright spiral galaxies. M88 is the one in the lower center, M 90 in the upper right corner and M 91 is the beautiful barred spiral galaxy in the lower right corner.

Object Galaxies M88, M90, M91
Category Galaxies
Designation M 088,M 090,M 091
Constellation Virgo, Coma Berenices
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on LX 200 and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 21 x ISO 800-5min, IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and LX 200 as Guide Scope. PHD as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 17 April 2007
 
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