M87, NGC 4486

A giant elliptical galaxy (E0) in the Virgo Cluster, M87 is a strong radio source (3C274, Virgo A). Over 500 globular clusters have been detected in visible light and many are visible here (looking like fuzzy stars near the galaxy). KPNO 4-meter Mayall telescope, 1975. We also have a newer color image from the KPNO 0.9-m telescope.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-02329
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:2500 x 2000 px

About the Object

Name:M87, NGC 4486, Virgo A
Category:Galaxies

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