Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3355  ·  IC 3386  ·  IC 3388  ·  IC 3393  ·  NGC 4435  ·  NGC 4438  ·  NGC 4458  ·  NGC 4461  ·  The Eyes
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Stare at the Eyes (NGC4438), 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
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Stare at the Eyes (NGC4438), 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
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Acquisition details

Dates:
March 11, 2021 ·  March 13, 2021 ·  March 14, 2021 ·  March 15, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 171×120(5h 42′) (gain: 111.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 179×120(5h 58′) (gain: 111.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 497×120(16h 34′) (gain: 75.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 170×120(5h 40′) (gain: 111.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Integration:
33h 54′
Avg. Moon age:
7.67 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.26%

RA center: 12h27m46s.23

DEC center: +13°0054.4

Pixel scale: 1.007 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.373 degrees

Field radius: 0.401 degrees

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Resolution: 2310x1704

File size: 4.3 MB

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Close up to the Markarian's chain centred on the most strange galaxy there, in my opinion of course.

It's the Eyes galaxy (NGC4438) and it'is about 52 light years away and shows a highly distorted disk, including long tidal tails due to the gravitational interactions with other galaxies in the cluster and its companion the close NGC4435 (on the top).

Virgo cluster is a large cluster of galaxies, due that fact you could find other three NGC objects, other three IC and more than 30 galaxies from the PGC catalogue only on this frame.

Please check the annotated version here:

https://www.astrobin.com/fl1sox/C

It was necessary a long integration time of more than 33 hours to show all this details with my equipement.

Also, on the right down side is noticeable the glow generated by the M86 galaxy that does not appear on the frame.

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    Stare at the Eyes (NGC4438), 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
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    Stare at the Eyes (NGC4438), 



    
        

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Description: annotated version, inverted

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Stare at the Eyes (NGC4438), 



    
        

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