Mike's Astro Photos
Feb.24 2010

M84 – A cluster of galaxies

by , under Galaxies

Here’s a picture of Messier 84, a galaxy in the constellation Virgo. M84 is in the core of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, a part of the sky comprised of approximately 1300 galaxies… Wow. You can see what look to be at least 5 galaxies in this picture. Doing some quick math on this… over 5 billion stars are represented in this small piece of the sky imaged from a backyard telescope.

M84 - A Cluster of Galaxies

M84 - A Cluster of Galaxies

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