Contains: NGC 4479, NGC 4477, NGC 4474, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4459, NGC 4458, NGC 4440, NGC 4438, NGC 4436, The Eyes, NGC 4435, NGC 4425, NGC 4413, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, NGC 4387, M 84, NGC 4374
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Markarian's Chain

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Mount: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Software: Main Sequence Software SequenceGeneratorPro

Filter: Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Resolution: 3308x2400

Dates: Jan. 9, 2017

Frames: 67x900"

Integration: 16.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.81% job: 1404591

RA center: 186.863 degrees

DEC center: 13.308 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 105.408 degrees

Field radius: 1.193 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


Markarian's Chain as seen from the dark skies of the Deep Sky West observatory. This LRGB image with a total exposure time of almost 17 hours shows lots and lots of tiny galaxies beyond the well known chain.




Sky plot

Sky plot


Markarian's Chain,