Messier 85 (M 85)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the elliptic galaxy M 85 in the constellation Coma Berenices (since June 2020 with supernova 2020nlp). The smaller spiral galaxy NGC 4394 is in the same field of view.

 

Introduction

Tthe elliptic galaxy M 85 in the constellation Coma Berenices is one of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo galaxy cluster and has a bright core. The smaller spiral galaxy NGC 4394 is in the same field of view for the eVscope (8' distance). On June 25, 2020, the supernova 2020nlp was discovered in M 85 , and Unistellar posed the task to photograph it, which I did.

M 85      NGC 4394
Size: 2' x 1.5'   (Stoyan)
Distance: 60 million light years   (Stoyan)
Rating: *   (Stoyan)
  Size: 1.5'   (Stoyan)
Distance: 60 million light years   (Stoyan)
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Map

M 85 in constellation Coma Berenices (horizontally in the midde, and the highest marked galaxy) (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 85 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 85 - Mar 24, 2020

 

M 85 - Mar 24, 2020

         

M 85 - Mar 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 85 - Mar 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 85 - Mar 24, 2020, photo on top processed

           

M 85 - Apr 22, 2020

 

M 85 - May 21, 2020

   
           

M 85 - Apr 22, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 85 - May 21, 2020, photo on top processed

   
         

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020; supernova 2020nlb

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, photo left processed

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, arrow points to 2020nlb

         

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020; supernova 2020nlb; too low

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, photo left processed; b&w

 

M 85 - Jul 18, 2020, arrow points to 2020nlb

 

Own Observations

Observations March to July 2020

 

References

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