M87 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the Virgo Cluster. It is one of the few objects that shows more interesting structure in short exposure images, in this case they reveal a 'relativistic jet' of matter leaving the supermassive bblack hole galaxy's core at near to the speed of light. In 2019 this was the first black hole to be imaged. The inset showing the jet is at the same scale as the larger image, but a shorter exposure.


M87 with inset showing relativistic jet

Category: Astrophotography