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Markarian Chain partial, 



    
        

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Markarian Chain partial

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Markarian Chain partial, 



    
        

            KiwiAstro
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Markarian Chain partial

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 FCD 100 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC PRO ASI294MC PRO

Mounts: Sky-Watcher HEQ5 PRO

Focal reducers: Starfield 0.8x Focal Reducer

Filters: Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD 2"

Accessory: QHY PoleMaster Polemaster polar camera


Dates:Feb. 25, 2020

Frames: 20x120" (40')

Integration: 40'

Avg. Moon age: 1.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.14%


Astrometry.net job: 3274992

RA center: 12h 26' 14"

DEC center: +12° 53' 54"

Pixel scale: 2.833 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.105 degrees

Field radius: 1.165 degrees


Resolution: 2450x1664

Locations: Home, Kerikeri, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

Capturing part of the Markarian Chain early this morning centering on the M86. Interesting to pick up the interacting Galaxies in the upper portion of the image - named the "eyes galaxies". A good group of objects to form into a mosaic with other parts of the Markarian Chain. Some of the galaxies at 50 to 60 mln light years...

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Markarian Chain partial, 



    
        

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