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


            Nicholas Jones
Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain

Technical card

Resolution: 4452x3600

Dates:April 29, 2017

Frames: 21x240"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.92% job: 1575685

RA center: 186.706 degrees

DEC center: 12.902 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.232 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.888 degrees

Field radius: 0.980 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory


This image contains about 2/3 of the Markarian's Chain of galaxies. It was named after Benjamin Markarian, an Armenian astrophysicist, who discovered that its member galaxies share a common motion.

Location: Coonabarabran area, NSW, Australia
Date: 29 April 2017
Scope: Takahashi 130 TOA NBF refractor, focal length 1000 mm
Camera: mono ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Software: Sequence Generator Pro
7 x 240 sec each RGB using Astrodon filters
Sensor temp: -30



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Markarian's Chain, 


            Nicholas Jones