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Contains:  IC 3258, IC 3311, M 84, M 86, NGC 4351, NGC 4374, NGC 4387, NGC 4388, NGC 4402, NGC 4406, NGC 4413, NGC 4425, NGC 4431, NGC 4435, NGC 4436, NGC 4438, NGC 4440, NGC 4458, NGC 4461, NGC 4473, The Eyes
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Markarian's Chain, 


            Oliver Czernetz
Markarian's Chain
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Markarian's Chain

Technical card

Basic astrometry details job: 947885

RA center: 12h 26' 21"

DEC center: +12° 49' 33"

Pixel scale: 2.619 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.977 degrees

Field radius: 1.079 degrees

Resolution: 2357x1801


Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster.
Member galaxies include M84 (NGC 4374), M86 (NGC 4406), NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435

Amateur RGB / POSS-2

Mayhill, NM
12x300s RGB
Takahashi TOA-150
SBIG ST-4000XCM One Shot Color CCD

POSS-2 RBB Plates

Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz

Data : POSS-II Survey, Oliver Czernetz
Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Fits Liberator, Fitswork, RegiStar, Photoshop CS5E

Hope you like & enjoy, and as always: Feedback highly appreciated. Thanks for looking!

(The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak Corporation.)



Oliver Czernetz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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Markarian's Chain, 


            Oliver Czernetz