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


            Rodney Watters
Makarian's Chain

Makarian's Chain

Technical card

Resolution: 1537x1080

Dates:April 30, 2014

Frames: 25x450"

Integration: 3.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.77% 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


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.



Rodney Watters
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Makarian's Chain, 


            Rodney Watters

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