Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 3393  ·  M 84  ·  M 86  ·  NGC 4374  ·  NGC 4387  ·  NGC 4402  ·  NGC 4406  ·  NGC 4425  ·  NGC 4435  ·  NGC 4438  ·  NGC 4458  ·  NGC 4461  ·  NGC 4473  ·  NGC 4477  ·  NGC 4479  ·  The Eyes
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Makarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters
Makarian's Chain
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Makarian's Chain

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 60Da

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot autoguider (SSAG)

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS


Dates:April 30, 2014

Frames: 25x450"

Integration: 3.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.77%


Astrometry.net job: 277551

RA center: 12h 27' 41"

DEC center: +13° 15' 21"

Pixel scale: 3.611 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.605 degrees

Field radius: 0.942 degrees


Resolution: 2456x1726

Data source: Backyard

Description

Makarian's Chain of galaxies in the constellation of Virgo. The chain of galaxies includes M84 and M86. The chain is named after astrophysicist B. E. Makarian who discovered their common motion in the early 1960s.

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Makarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters