[M49, J. Wisniewski]

Giant elliptical galaxy M49 in rthe Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, as photographed by Jan Wisniewski. This image was taken on May 29, 1998 from Sooke, BC, using a Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera on Ultima 8 f/6.3 telescope, autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on piggybacked 500mm f/8 telephoto lens. It is composed of W (3 x 4 min.) integrations processed with Multi245, AIP245, as well as PhotoPaint 8.

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    [M49, M. Germano]

    Martin Germano took this great image of M49 in May 2001 from the parking lot at Mt Pinos, California with his 14.5-inch f/5 Newtonian (stopped to f/6, 12-inch). This is a 110 minutes exposure on hypered Tech Pan 2415. M 49 is a large elliptical galaxy in Virgo with a faint outer halo. A satellite passed in front of M 49 during the exposure.

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