Deep Sky
M86
NGC 4406

Lenticular galaxy
Constellation:  Virgo
Messier discovered this galaxy in 1781, it lies in the heart of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies.
This guy is coming our way with a very definite blue shif, and is coming to us at a rate of 244 kilometers per second.  Other galaxies are having an effect on this galaxy as it comes our way.  They are pulling off a trail of hot gas, known as ram- pressure stripping.  (Gotta love that gravity thing!)
10 images stacked
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03-16-13