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This week saw the announcement that we have for the first time imaged a black hole. So just some fun facts about this:
......and YOU can image the jet too!!!!....and you don't need HUBBLE or a large telescope! A telescope like a Celestron C8, or larger, can be used!
Here is a link to an image taken with a Celestron Evolution 8" telescope using a live stack of 15 x 2 second (YES - 2 second) exposures using a low cost imaging camera.
Below is a link to an image taken with a Celestron C11 using Starlight Xpress Ultrastar camera created using just 10x20second exposures.
M87 is visible in the sky after dark in the east so is visible for quite a large proportion of the night. See the image, a screenshot, taken from Stellarium showing its location when it gets dark. So if its clear tonight why not try and capture this amazing phenomenon from this huge black hole in M87.