Messier 85 Galaxy
Galaxy Messier 85, photographed in March 2020

Messier 85

From Wikipedia:
Messier 85 (also known as M85 or NGC 4382 or PGC 40515 or ISD 0135852) is a lenticular galaxy, or elliptical galaxy for other authors,[3] in the Coma Berenices constellation. It is 60 million light-years away, and it is estimated to be 125,000 light-years across. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. It is the northernmost outlier of the Virgo cluster discovered as of 2004.

Just south of M85 is galaxy NGC4394.

Capture Details of Messier 85

Frames: 26×180″
Integration: 1.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 6.48 days
Avg. Moon phase: 40.50%


Astrometry.net job: 3372337
RA center: 12h 25′ 35″
DEC center: +18° 11′ 13″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 120.741 degrees
Field radius: 0.400 degrees

Past photos of Messier 85

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