36 minutes of 8 second exposures
Gain: 200. No biases or flats
270 Lights (8 seconds) selected out of 311.
Binning set to 1x1
Moon: 74% full, Bortle 5 skies.


Messier 58 (also known as M58 and NGC 4579) is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy with a weak inner ring structure located within the constellation Virgo, approximately 68 million light-years away from Earth. It was discovered by Charles Messier on April 15, 1779 and is one of four barred spiral galaxies that appear in Messier's catalogue. M58 is one of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. From 1779 it was arguably (though unknown at that time) the farthest known astronomical object until the release of the New General Catalogue in the 1880s

(Adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_58)