The Virgo Galaxy Cluster
 
A wide field image of the area encompassing the Virgo Galaxy Cluster.

This image covers several degrees of arc and was captured captured on Fuji ISO 800 color negative film over approximately 20 minutes of exposure using an Orion 80mm Short-Tube refractor piggybacked on a 10" equatorial Newtonian.

   
The above image superimposed on a map segment from Sky Atlas 2000.0, Second Edition by Tirion and Sinnott.
   
An enlargement of the above image for identification of some of the objects captured in the image.
   

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