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Contains:  M 88, NGC 4501, M 87, NGC 4486, NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4459, The Eyes, NGC 4438, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, M 84, NGC 4374, NGC 4302, Pin-wheel nebula, M 99, NGC 4254
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Markarian Chain, 


            Miles Zhou
Markarian Chain

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:图丽 300F2.8

Resolution: 3717x2995

Dates:Jan. 7, 2013

Frames: 52x180"

Integration: 2.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.77% job: 144339

RA center: 12h 25' 51"

DEC center: +13° 31' 55"

Pixel scale: 3.525 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.770 degrees

Field radius: 2.338

Locations: Xingming, Wulumuqi, Xingjiang, China


Markarian Chain
taken by Xingming Observatory's CSP at its first night of recovery from a long-time sickness.
Thanks to the director of the observatory, Xing Gao.
Composition Mode LRGB.
L: 4x600s;
RGB: 3x120s, bin2, each.
IRIS: Stacking
MaximDL: Gamma
PS: Final touch (quite heavy, mostly, color stretching)

Best viewed in the full resolution; many little galaxies demonstrate certain colors.



Miles Zhou
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Markarian Chain, 


            Miles Zhou