SH020 – The Realm of the Galaxies, Part 3

In Episode SH021 of Star Hopping…

We’ll finish up our exploration of the Realm of the Galaxies in the Virgo region, and using our star hopping methods to find Messier 58, Messier 90, The Siamese Twins Galaxies: NGC 4467 & NGC 4568, and the massive elliptical galaxy, Messier 87.


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So let’s move on to our final episode in this series on the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. This week we have arrived at the lower (which means Eastern) end of the cluster, and we have three large galaxies to show you. Since we’re farther down we will have a different starting point; the bright second magnitude star Vindemiatrix, located about 23 degrees up in the sky at about 11 PM on Thursday, February 18th. So let’s check it out…

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Credits for this Episode

  • Star Chart Images & Simulations Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy
  • M58 image by Adam Block; Mount Lemmon Sky Center
  • Siamese Twins galaxies image by Magnus Galfalk; The Nordic Optical Telescope
  • M90 image by Paul and Daniel Koblas/NOAO/AURA/NSF/Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter

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