M86 and the Realm of Galaxies
Testing scopes and mounts in our observatory.
Image centered on M86. Taken with AP 167mm aperture imaging refractor, 1000mm focal length. 20 x 10 minute exposures with QSI 683 WSG camera, scope mounted on AP 1600 mount.
Despite heavy local light pollution, the image shows dozens upon dozens of faint background galaxies down to mag 19.6.