Contains:  NGC 4461, NGC 4458, IC 3393, NGC 4438, The Eyes, NGC 4435, NGC 4425, IC 3355, NGC 4413, M 86, NGC 4406, NGC 4402, NGC 4388, NGC 4387, IC 3303, M 84, NGC 4374
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Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86, 


            Mike Oates
Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86

Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86

Technical card

Resolution: 3300x2625

Dates:March 10, 2014March 11, 2014

Frames:CLS CCD: 34x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 9.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.30%

Temperature: 5.00 job: 204428

RA center: 186.693 degrees

DEC center: 12.921 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.963 degrees

Field radius: 0.842 degrees

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Unknown


At long last some clear skys! This image was taken over two nights, but a bright Moon stopped longer exposures. This is only the Luminance and a light polution filter was used (CLS). I will be taking RGB when I get the time.



Mike Oates
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Markarians Chain Including M84 & M86, 


            Mike Oates