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Messier 87 (also known as Virgo A or NGC 4486, generally abbreviated to M87) is a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo that contains several trillion stars. One of the largest and most massive galaxies in the local universe,[b] it has a large population of globular clusters—about 15,000 compared with the 150–200 orbiting the Milky Way—and a jet of energetic plasma that originates at the core and extends at least 1,500 parsecs (4,900 light-years), traveling at a relativistic speed. It is one of the brightest radio sources in the sky and a popular target for both amateur and professional astronomers.

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Also from 1991 I have this:
li 186i M87 NGC4486 4476 4478

li 186 M87 NGC4486 4476 4478

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Log Index:825
Equipment:110mmDoublet EP APO – PF Canon 60D

Keywords: M87, Messiers, galaxy, Virgo

January 21, 2024
Roger Nelson

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