Sky and Telescope - July 2018 - 74
u THE EYES HAVE IT
This section of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies
features a handful of spirals and ellipticals.
Near the top are NGC 4438 and 4435, interacting galaxies known together as "The Eyes." The
large eliptical (bottom) is M86, ﬂanked by spiral
galaxies NGC 4425 and 4413 at left, and NGC
4402 to its right.
DETAILS: AG Optical Systems 12½-inch Imaging
Harmer Wynne astrograph with QHY163M CMOS
camera and Optolong LRGB ﬁlters. Total exposure:
The Milky Way rises above the ruins of Karshahi Castle near Kashan, Iran. At far right is
Jupiter in the constellation Libra, while Mars
pairs with like-colored Antares in Scorpius. To
their lower left is Saturn, just left of the golden
central bulge of our home galaxy.
DETAILS: Modiﬁed Camon EOS 6D DSLR camera
with Samyang 24-mm lens at f/2.8. Total exposure: 15 seconds at ISO 6400.
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