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Markarian's Chain, Messier 87, and its jet!, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
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Markarian's Chain, Messier 87, and its jet!

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Markarian's Chain, Messier 87, and its jet!, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne
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Markarian's Chain, Messier 87, and its jet!

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics Riccardi-Honders 305mm

Imaging cameras: SBIG STX-16803

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1600 with encoders

Guiding cameras: Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2



Astrometry.net job: 3361678

RA center: 12h 27' 56"

DEC center: +13° 6' 24"

Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.165 degrees

Field radius: 1.304 degrees


Resolution: 4000x4000

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

This was a nice data set to play with that even showed a nice amount of IFN in the area that I cross checked with RBA's image to see if it was an artifact or not. Sure enough it was there though! In this image though, I decided to push it into the background. I didn't really like how busy it made the image. One day I may do a future revision that enhances this IFN however. I was also pleasantly surprised with how prominent the jet in M87 was in the image, that sucker is bright!

Thanks for looking!

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Markarian's Chain, Messier 87, and its jet!, 



    
        

            Connor Matherne