Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3303  ·  IC 3393  ·  M 84  ·  M 86  ·  NGC 4374  ·  NGC 4387  ·  NGC 4388  ·  NGC 4402  ·  NGC 4406  ·  NGC 4413  ·  NGC 4425  ·  NGC 4435  ·  NGC 4438  ·  NGC 4458  ·  NGC 4461  ·  NGC 4473  ·  The Eyes
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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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Megrez 72 FD-DGG

Imaging cameras: Atik 16 HR

Mounts: Vixen GP-DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ICS Galaxy 8x50 Finder

Focal reducers: TeleVue 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Software: Mischa Schirmer e.a. Theli

Filters: Astronomik LRGB 1.25" Type IIc

Accessory: MGEN


Dates:March 29, 2014

Frames:
Astronomik B 1.25" Type IIc: 10x297" (49' 30") bin 1x1
Astronomik G 1.25" Type IIc: 10x239" (39' 50") bin 1x1
Astronomik L 1.25" Type IIc: 36x300" (3h) bin 1x1
Astronomik R 1.25" Type IIc: 10x180" (30') bin 1x1

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

DEC center: +13°0158

Pixel scale: 3.861 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.544 degrees

Field radius: 0.915 degrees


Resolution: 620x465

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