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Contains:  M 88, NGC 4501, M 87, NGC 4486, NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4459, NGC 4438, The Eyes, NGC 4435, NGC 4425, NGC 4413, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, M 84, NGC 4374
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Markarian's Chain / Virgo Cluster, 





    
        

            Michael Poelzl
Markarian's Chain / Virgo Cluster

Markarian's Chain / Virgo Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 2962x2136

Dates:March 15, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 25x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 25x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 75x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 25x300" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 10.00

Astrometry.net job: 1984504

RA center: 187.094 degrees

DEC center: 13.438 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.360 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.123 degrees

Field radius: 1.704 degrees

Locations: Jebel Akdhar, Nizwa, Oman

Data source: Traveller

Description

My dual scope rig is not really suited for Galaxy season so I decided to image the Virgo cluster to get lots of them into the shot. Pretty amazing how many there are... Data was taken over two successive nights.

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Michael Poelzl
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Less saturation and star reduction.

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Less saturation and star reduction.

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Original

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Markarian's Chain / Virgo Cluster, 





    
        

            Michael Poelzl