Updated: 5.2.04

M100 is a magnificent example of a face-on galaxy, located in Coma Berenices. It is fairly large, at 7' x 6' and bright at 9.3 magnitude. Even though it is located in Coma Berenices, it belongs to the Virgo Cluster of galaxies! Quite a few fainter galaxies are scattered throughout the background of this shot. This shot was taken during the Chiefland Spring Star Party.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

39x4 mins

f/5.3 (Optec FR)

Acquired and processed in Maxim (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor


Chiefland Spring Star Party