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Contains:  IC 3476, IC 3478, M 88, NGC 4501
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            Jon Stewart
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Technical card

Dates:April 11, 2020

Frames: 20x180"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.09%

Basic astrometry details job: 3406972

RA center: 12h 32' 6"

DEC center: +14° 24' 14"

Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 127.448 degrees

Field radius: 0.457 degrees

Resolution: 3804x2552

Locations: Clark Lake, Otter Lake, Quebec, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Messier 88 is one of many galaxies that make up Markarian's Chain in the southern sky. Although this technically isn't a revisit (I had photographed the entire Chain last year (, it's the first time with the big scope.

Very very happy with the details that showed up in this one, considering it's almost 60 million light years away.



Jon Stewart
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            Jon Stewart