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M58

The galaxy M58 is located in the Virgo constellation and is approximately 65 million light years from Earth with a disk diameter of approx 110 thousand light years. 

It's relatively low in new star formation, having little hydrogen gas which is concentrated in its elliptical core. The core is relatively dim and is believed to contain a  super-massive black hole of 70million solar masses.  Images of this object are rare on SGL, so I thought I would attempt to capture it. 

The LRGB image below represents just over 10 hours integration time and was taken with my Esprit 150. If you look closely,  you can see a few details of the core. 


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