Animas, New Mexico
Imaged over five nights in February, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.
LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25716022771/sizes/l
M100 (NGC 4321) is a grand design spiral located approximately 55 million light-years away in Coma Berenices. It is part of the Virgo Cluster.
NGC 4322/3 is the satellite galaxy just above M100.
NGC 4328 is the satellite galaxy to the east (left) of M100.
The field contains numerous other galaxies including MCG+03-32-011 at the right center. This irregular galaxy is a bright 19th magnitude.
Luminance â€“ 24x600s â€“ 240 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
360 minutes total exposure â€“ 6 hours