ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   M 88 - Galaxy in Coma Berenices

M 88                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

06 May. 2004
105 min. Total
15 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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M88 is a large Sbc in the Virgo sub-cluster.  The arms spiral down into the very core of the galaxy.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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