Spiral Galaxy Messier 88 photographed March 2020
Spiral Galaxy Messier 88 photographed March 2020

Messier 88

Messier 88 is one of many galaxies that make up Markarian’s Chain in the southern sky. Although this technically is a revisit (I had photographed the entire Chain last year, it’s the first time with the big scope.

Very very happy with the details that showed up in this one, considering it’s almost 60 million light years away.

Capture details for Messier 88

Frames: 20×180″
Integration: 1.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 18.62 days
Avg. Moon phase: 84.09%

Astrometry.net job: 3406972
RA center: 12h 32′ 6″
DEC center: +14° 24′ 14″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 127.448 degrees
Field radius: 0.457 degrees

Past photos of Messier 88

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