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Contains:  NGC 4438, The Eyes, NGC 4435, NGC 4425, IC 3355, NGC 4413, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, NGC 4387
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The start of Markarian's chain, 


            Roger Gifkins
The start of Markarian's chain

The start of Markarian's chain

Technical card

Resolution: 1950x1936

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

Integration: 23.2 hours job: 2692493

RA center: 12h 26' 55"

DEC center: +12° 55' 19"

Pixel scale: 1.384 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.529 degrees

Field radius: 0.528

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
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The start of Markarian's chain, 


            Roger Gifkins

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The refractors!