M89 = NGC4552 ( 12h 35.7m +1233, 9.8 mag. )

This elliptical galaxy in Virgo was discovered by Messier on March 18, 1781. It is located 53' NW of M58 (see Virgo Cluster Map and the detailed chart below). M87 and M90 are also visible in the same low power field about 120' W and 39' NNE, respectively.

The above image was taken on December 18, 1998 from Sooke, BC. Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Three white integrations (240 sec. each) were processed with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 2 x 3. North is up.

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