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Object: M87 (NGC4486, Arp 152)
Filter(s): IR block
The galaxy M87 and numerous neighbors in Virgo.
A stack of 16 one minute exposures using a 5" f/6 refractor.
The image was calibrated and stacked, and a simple linear stretch was performed using AIP4WIN.
This image has been resampled down from its original size of 1300x1030.
A close-up of the jet in M87, taken from the image above.
It has been stretched to bring out the detail near the galactic core.