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The giant galaxy NGC 5084 in Southern Virgo

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#1 Strongmanmike

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:04 PM

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This beautiful lenticular galaxy in southern Virgo, is one of largest and most massive galaxies in the Virgo Super cluster of galaxies. We view it almost perfectly edge on, so while it appears only about one arc min in thickness, in this very deep image, NGC 5084 spans almost 17 arc min of the sky, which, at an estimated distance of 80 Million light years, means it is nearly 400,000 light years in diameter, which is over 3 times larger than our own Milky Way!... in anyone's book, this is one seeeriously gigantic galaxy!

 

For the best view, I recommend you first adjust your screen brightness/contrast using this tool

 

NGC 5084 (click on image and use cursor to pan around)

 

Full size image HERE

 

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Edited by Strongmanmike, 23 May 2020 - 04:06 PM.

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#2 chrysalis

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:18 PM

AMAZING image :bow: !!



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:14 PM

Wonderful image of an unusual galaxy. Well done!

 

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:28 PM

WOW!



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:05 PM

Excellent image Mike! Your images are incredible! Beautiful work!



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Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:27 AM

That's a big one shocked.gif  very well captured and processed.

What an amazing amount of little fuzzies all around!

 

Stay well,

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 06:58 AM

Thanks a lot guys for the nice comments, glad you like it...strange that it is not imaged very often, at all, despite its size, both apparent and in reality! shocked.gif

 

Mert, I love the small hamburger, just under the end of the left arm cool.gif

 

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:31 AM

Nice work there young fellow waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 06:56 AM

Nice work there young fellow waytogo.gif

 

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Thanks Old Fart gramps.gif .....shakecane.gif



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 07:42 AM

Excellent imagewaytogo.gifwaytogo.gifwaytogo.gif



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:09 AM

Awesome pic.

Great re screen brightness as i sometimes recommend to people to brighten screen when viewing astro pics -- it makes a big difference.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:18 AM

very pretty, wow.
lots of details with bright colors.
well done and thank you.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:44 AM

Hello Mike,

 

Amazing galaxy ! great process.



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 10:41 AM

Beautiful work, Mike.  Nice to see the AG12 back in action!

 

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 05:16 PM

Thanks a lot guys, always good to see something new huh? smile.png

 

Ks, yeah a properly adjusted screen is so important, there are many out there who are looking at crap versions of our images lol.gif ...and certainly missing a lot of faint stuff.

 

Yes, Kevin, I can switch between the 12" and the FSQ106 at my leisure, it's great and certainly keeps my target selection interesting and variable waytogo.gif

 

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