noaoann05023 — Announcement

Virgo Cluster from Kitt Peak

27 September 2005

Over the course of 14 dark nights at Kitt Peak National Observatory, more than 70 images of the Virgo galaxy cluster were taken by the Case Western Reserve University’s 24-inch Burrell Schmidt telescope. Advanced image processing techniques were used to combine the individual images into a single image capable of directly revealing for the first time a vast, complex web of intracluster starlight between the galaxies.


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Virgo Cluster from Kitt Peak
Virgo Cluster from Kitt Peak