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Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Ben Hakala
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Markarian's Chain

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            Ben Hakala
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Markarian's Chain

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Telephoto Rokinin 135mm

Imaging cameras: Canon 60D mod

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope ZWO 30F4 ZWO Mini GuideScope

Guiding cameras: ZWO AS120MM

Software: Adobe Phosotshop

Filters: Astronomik Lum L3 Clip


Dates:March 13, 2021

Frames: 150x120" (5h)

Integration: 5h

Avg. Moon age: 0.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4318007

RA center: 12h 26' 10"

DEC center: +13° 7' 19"

Pixel scale: 6.809 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 212.023 degrees

Field radius: 5.791 degrees


Resolution: 5109x3374

Data source: Traveller

Description

This is the Markarian's chain of galaxies taken from Lmuma Creek along the Yakima river. Markarian's chain is in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. At least seven of these galaxies are relatively near each other the others are not nearby and are either far closer or farther away from use and are just superimposed by chance. There are many other galaxies in this field besides Markarian's chain which is near the center. You can find many spiral galaxies for in different orientations some edge on, some face on, also various irregular galaxies.

This the first full image I have taken with my new Rokinon 135mm f2 lens. I think my focus was a little off as it looks somewhat soft but it is still an interesting picture so I decided to post it. I had a lot of difficulties getting the flats right with the 60d. I mostly use a monochrome camera and calibration for color images is a lot different.

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Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Ben Hakala