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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 3355  ·  IC 3363  ·  M 86  ·  NGC 4387  ·  NGC 4388  ·  NGC 4402  ·  NGC 4406  ·  NGC 4407  ·  NGC 4425  ·  NGC 4435  ·  NGC 4438
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The start of Markarian's chain, 


            Roger Gifkins
The start of Markarian's chain
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The start of Markarian's chain

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-4000

Mounts: Paramount MX+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: TheSkyX Pro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filters: ASTRONOMIK RGB Typ 2c  ·  ASTRONOMIK Luminance typ 2c

Accessory: Innovations Foresight ONAG SC  ·  FLI Atlas Focuser  ·  TAKAHASHI TOA-67 Flattener

ASTRONOMIK Luminance typ 2c: 20x1200" -20C bin 1x1
ASTRONOMIK RGB Typ 2c: 99x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 23.2 hours

Basic astrometry details job: 3518996

RA center: 12h 26' 55"

DEC center: +12° 55' 19"

Pixel scale: 1.384 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.528 degrees

Field radius: 0.528 degrees

Resolution: 1950x1936

Locations: Home Observatory, Kempsey, NSW, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Hope to do a mosaic to include the rest of the chain if the sky clears. M86 shows some dark dust lanes??? that I hadn't seen before (towards the top left), hopefully this is not a processing artifact.



Roger Gifkins
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Sky plot

Sky plot


The start of Markarian's chain, 


            Roger Gifkins

In these public groups

The refractors!