Elliptical Galaxies in Virgo
This pair of elliptical galaxies is roughly 55 million light years away. M86, on the left, is 186,000 light years in diameter. M84, just right of center, spans 100,000 light years. Two spiral galaxies, seen edge on were captured near the edges of this frame: NGC 4042 on the top and NGC 4388 near the bottom edge.

July 7, 2002, 9:30 pm
Onizuka Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Takahashi FSQ-106, f/5
Clear filter 90s