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Current Photo:   Virgo A (M87) and jet from the SMBH

M87 is a huge elliptical galaxy about 60 million light-years from the Milky Way. With a diameter of around 120,000 light-years and a mass of probably 3 billion solar masses, M87    is larger and heavier than the Milky Way.

In the telescope, M87 is rather unspectacular. However, on April 10, 2019, it was confirmed that there is a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center with a mass of 6.5 billion  solar masses...

What does "Deep sky photography" mean

There are celestial objects outside our solar system that can be easily observed with modern optical systems. In amateur astronomy, the term deep sky refers to observable celestial objects that are located outside the solar system. These include, among other things, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

What exactly is "remote-controlled astronomy"

A remote-controlled telescope is operated by an observer via the Internet and is located in an observatory with an automatic system. This offers the unique opportunity to record deep sky objects that are difficult to observe from your own location.