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NGC 4487

This spiral galaxy is located about 50 million lightyears away in the constellation Virgo.

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Last Updated: 02-Apr-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Lawrence Johnson and Kathy Ortega/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF