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Markarian's Chain of Galaxies, 



    
        

            Simon Schweizer
Markarian's Chain of Galaxies
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Markarian's Chain of Galaxies

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 29, 2014
Frames:
Astronomik B 1.25" Type IIc: 10×297(49′ 30″) bin 1×1
Astronomik G 1.25" Type IIc: 10×239(39′ 50″) bin 1×1
Astronomik L 1.25" Type IIc: 36×300(3h) bin 1×1
Astronomik R 1.25" Type IIc: 10×180(30′) bin 1×1
Integration:
4h 59′ 20″
Flats:
40
Bias:
42
Avg. Moon age:
28.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.24%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Mean SQM:
21.37

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 289194

RA center: 12h27m32s.6

DEC center: +13°0158

Pixel scale: 3.861 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.544 degrees

Field radius: 0.915 degrees

Resolution: 620x465

File size: 180.4 KB

Locations: Münsing, Münsing, Bayern, Germany

Description

These galaxies are a part of the virgo cluster.

(One of them, the most northern one, is missing due to chip size.)

The two galaxies in the center are called "the two eyes".

Here's a picture made with the Very Large Telescope (ESO) for comparison:

http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/large/eso1131a.jpg

More informations (in German):

http://www.astropage.eu/index_news.php?id=1538

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Markarian's Chain of Galaxies, 



    
        

            Simon Schweizer