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Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

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Markarian's Chain

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T6

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors


Dates:May 16, 2017

Frames: 27x180" (1h 21') ISO800

Integration: 1h 21'

Darks: ~130

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 19.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.04%

Temperature: 30.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1590480

RA center: 12h 27' 0"

DEC center: +13° 4' 30"

Pixel scale: 4.847 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.696 degrees

Field radius: 1.541 degrees


Resolution: 1919x1249

Description

In the heart of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster lies Markarian's Chain. This string of galaxies is comprised of more than a dozen galaxies, of which at least 7 have been confirmed to be moving together. The chain is named after the Armenian astrophysicist, B. E. Markarian, who discovered their common motion in the early 1960s.

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