Basic object information

Object name: M 87
Popular name: Virgo A
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.6
Size: 8.3'x6.6'
Position angle: 170
Object classification: E1p
Description: vB,vL,R,mbM,3 of 3
Notes: B in Virgo cluster;NGC 4486A @ 7.5' ssf;NGC 4486B @ 7.3'

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 12h 30m 48.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +12 23' 00"

Constellation: Virgo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 26/27.4.2006 0:10

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 457x


Field: 7'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 40
Visuality: I
Weather: -3C

The main point was to catch the jet but it failed. Nice galaxy anyway. Faint UGC 7652 on the SW side and many others little bit outside of the field.