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Virgo Cluster

The center of this cluster of galaxies is located about 54 million lightyears away from us in the constellation Virgo. In 2011, the Virgo Cluster was featured as an APOD image.

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Last Updated: 07-May-2014

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Takahashi FSQ-106

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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