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M87, the smoking gun

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#1 bill w

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 04:51 PM

Images of the black hole at the center of M87 were released last Wednesday, 4/10/19.  Inspired by the image, I photographed the galaxy from my backyard that night:

m87-800c.jpg

 

the jet is very bright, and lends itself to very short exposure as others have found

this image is a simple linear stretch without sharpening

 

8" LX200R, SX Trius 694 0.4"/px, ASA DDM60
Luminance 4/10/19
RGB 4/12/19
fair seeing (excluded ~2/3 subs)
Eastbluff, CA Bortle white

 

more image details at the blog (warning abundant purple prose)


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#2 44maurer

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:23 PM

Cool, after others started posting, I tried, unfortunately we had light clouds, so I was a bust.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

Nice capture Bill.  The jet shows up nicely in your image.  Also, I enjoyed your writeup on your website. 



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 04:33 AM

Interesting writeup and also very nicely imaged jet!!!



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 03:22 PM

Excellent effort!!!!

#6 bill w

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:15 PM

thanks for the comments



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:49 AM

Fantastic!




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