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Faint Fuzzies

A favorite activity of visual astronomy is looking for distant galaxies. They are often hard to find and barely visible. "Faint fuzzies" is the term often used when looking at these.
Virgo-Coma Galaxy Cluster around M87
Galaxies tend to collect in clusters. A massive cluster is the Virgo-Coma cluster seen in this picture. While this is a relatively small area of the sky, not even a fist-full at arm's length, I lost count at over four dozen faint fuzzies in it. Anything in the picture that's not a point is a galaxy!
 
The distance to the galaxies in this cluster averages around 50 million light years. That means that the light captured in this picture has been traveling toward us for 50 million years! The galaxy in the center is M87, a monster with a super massive black hole in it's center. In fact, the first image of a black hole, published about a year ago, was the black hole in this faint fuzzy!

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