Last night was one of the best opportunities I’ve had in a long time to do some imaging, and being a Friday, had the benefit of not having to get up for work next day!
A number of galaxies are visible on this image. In the centre and right are the Messier ellipticals M86 and M84. In the upper left are NGC4435 and NGC4438, while just above M86 is NGC4402. The edge on spiral at the bottom is NGC4388, while above it, at the centre of the triangle with M86 and M84, is NGC4837. Just to the left of centre at the bottom is NGC4407, with NGC4425 above and to the left of it.
As the galaxy cluster reached the meridian, I moved east to M5 in Serpens, one of the biggest and brightest of the globular clusters visible from the UK. Exposure details were the same as for the galaxies. The bright star below M5 is 5 Ser, which shines at magnitude 5.04.