Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Coma Berenices (Com)  ·  Contains:  IC3303  ·  IC3344  ·  IC3349  ·  IC3355  ·  IC3363  ·  IC3382  ·  IC3388  ·  IC3393  ·  M 84  ·  M 86  ·  M84  ·  M86  ·  NGC 4374  ·  NGC 4388  ·  NGC 4402  ·  NGC 4406  ·  NGC 4407  ·  NGC 4425  ·  NGC 4435  ·  NGC 4438  ·  NGC 4459  ·  NGC 4461  ·  NGC 4473  ·  NGC 4474  ·  NGC 4477  ·  NGC4387  ·  NGC4388  ·  NGC4402  ·  NGC4413  ·  NGC4425  ·  And 13 more.
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Markarian's Chain with M84, M86, 



    
        

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Markarian's Chain with M84, M86

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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Markarian's Chain with M84, M86, 



    
        

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Markarian's Chain with M84, M86

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

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Dates:April 28, 2020

Frames:
B: 18x900" (4h 30') bin 1x1
G: 16x900" (4h) bin 1x1
L: 16x900" (4h) bin 1x1
R: 18x900" (4h 30') bin 1x1

Integration: 17h

Avg. Moon age: 5.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.01%


Astrometry.net job: 3617852

RA center: 12h 27' 26"

DEC center: +13° 19' 17"

Pixel scale: 2.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -75.062 degrees

Field radius: 1.154 degrees


Resolution: 3216x2301

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

Markarian's Chain

This chain of galaxies in the Virgo Cluster contains Messier Objects M84 and M86, originally discovered by Charles Messier in 1781. In the 1960's Benjamin Markarian, an Armenian astrophysicist, discovered this group was all traveling with common motion.

Images taken by a QSI683-wsg8 camera with LRGB filters and a Takahashi FSQ-106 scope on a Paramount MyT from Deep Sky West's dark sky site in New Mexico. Processed with PixInsight 1.8.8-5.

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Markarian's Chain with M84, M86, 



    
        

            JohnAdastra