Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
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, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, M 84, NGC 4374
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Markarian's Chain (Tak first light), 


            John Willis
Markarian's Chain (Tak first light)

Markarian's Chain (Tak first light)

Technical card

Resolution: 4404x3352

Dates:March 9, 2019

Frames: 43x60"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.39% job: 2577373

RA center: 12h 27' 6"

DEC center: +13° 25' 8"

Pixel scale: 2.450 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.706 degrees

Field radius: 1.883

Locations: Backyard, Plano, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


This was my first light target for my new Takahashi FSQ106EDx4 with the F3 reducer. Of course the night clouded up and about 80% of my subs were unusable, but I was really surprised with how well it still turned out, especially the star and color sharpness compared to me previous Explore Scientific 102mm.



John Willis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Markarian's Chain (Tak first light), 


            John Willis