Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3311  ·  IC3280  ·  IC3303  ·  IC3305  ·  IC3311  ·  IC3331  ·  IC3344  ·  IC3349  ·  IC3355  ·  IC3358  ·  IC3363  ·  IC3381  ·  IC3382  ·  IC3388  ·  IC3393  ·  IC3432  ·  IC3443  ·  IC794  ·  M 84  ·  M 86  ·  M 87  ·  M84  ·  M86  ·  M87  ·  NGC 4374  ·  NGC 4388  ·  NGC 4402  ·  NGC 4406  ·  NGC 4413  ·  NGC 4425  ·  And 36 more.
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Markarian's Chain

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Markarian's Chain

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ED80

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY8

Mounts: AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Finder guider 9 x 50

Guiding cameras: DIY Cam10

Focal reducers: Skywatcher .85x Focal Reducer & Corrector

Software: PS  ·  Fitstacker 12  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Pixinsight


Dates:March 4, 2017March 24, 2017March 27, 2017March 28, 2017March 30, 2017April 1, 2017

Frames: 73x900" (18h 15')

Integration: 18h 15'

Avg. Moon age: 11.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.63%


Astrometry.net job: 2686044

RA center: 12h 27' 54"

DEC center: +12° 54' 26"

Pixel scale: 3.087 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.390 degrees

Field radius: 1.468 degrees


Resolution: 2850x1900

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Markarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster. When viewed from Earth, the galaxies lie along a smoothly curved line. It was ultimately named after the Armenian astrophysicist, Benjamin Markarian, who discovered their common motion in the early 1960s. Member galaxies include M84 (NGC 4374), M86 (NGC 4406), NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435.

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