ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   NGC 4216 - Galaxy in Virgo

NGC 4216                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

25 Apr. 2004
120 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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While the Virgo Cluster moves away from our galaxy, this galaxy moves toward us within the cluster so the measured red shift gives a false distance with considerable error.  The galaxy is perhaps 40 MLY distant but the red shift distance measures perhaps 7 MLY.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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