Galaxy M100, a member of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, resides at a distance of 50 million light-years in the constellation Coma
Berenices. The galaxy extends out quite far beyond the spiral arms...the faint glow is real, and not a processing artifact. M100 is
surrounded by several small dwarf galaxies. At the upper right is NGC 4312, a smaller companion spiral galaxy seen end-on.
This image combined 105 luminance exposures using a clear filter with 35 minutes of green and 45 minutes each of red and blue
exposures. An ST10XME camera was used through a TEC 140mm refractor at my new observatory, as I listened to a little Mozart
Music: A Little Night Music - Mozart