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Classification: Spiral Galaxy, seen nearly edge-on
Constellation: Virgo (VIR)
Object Location: Ra 12h 16m 39s Dec +13° 03’56° (current)
Size & Distance: 8.1 x 1.8 Apx 40 Million light-years.

Date & Location: 04-20-2012 Little Blair Valley
Exposure: LRGB L=12, RGB= 4ea, all 10min ea. (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO160FL @ f/7.2 F/L 1152mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
Camera: SBIG-ST10XME @ -10c
Filters: Astrodon G2 LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Lab.

Notes: Sky conditions: Average seeing, calm winds, 75’s
Image Field of view is 44.3 x 29.8 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day May,2012

Also in the FOV, NGC4222, upper left, NGC4206/IC3064 is lower right.
Plus dozens of smaller galaxies.