An unusual deep image shows the central region of the Virgo Cluster through faint foreground dust clouds above the plane of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Imaged with the Boren-Simon 8" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with SBIG Filterwheel with BAADER LRGB filters.
EQ6 PRO mount with PHD guiding.
10x5 min for luminance bin x1
7 min per RGB channel bin X2
Total of 71 minutes.
Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL on March 31st 2011