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Contains:  NGC 4477, NGC 4476, NGC 4474, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4459, 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, 


            Alan Mason
Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain

Technical card

Resolution: 4923x3259

Dates:March 6, 2019

Frames:ZWO UV/IR Cut 2": 70x90" (gain: 50.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 29.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 2572930

RA center: 186.879 degrees

DEC center: 13.197 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.407 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.161 degrees

Field radius: 1.154 degrees

Data source: Backyard


One of my favorite areas of the sky, Markarian's Chain is full of little gems of galaxies part of the Virgo Cluster. Imaged with just UV/IR cut



Alan Mason
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

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Markarian's Chain, 


            Alan Mason