Messier 49


Charles Messier discovered this galaxy in 1771. This was the first galaxy discovered in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. As can be seen from the surrounding field, there are numerous galaxies in the area. For a black and white version, click on the image.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M49 or NGC 4472
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Virgo
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 55 Million Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Elliptical Galaxy
Exposure: 6 hours RGB or 5 hours luminance Position: R.A. 12 hr 29 min , Dec +08000'
Processed using PixInsight Date: May 2014
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village