Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  IC 3303  ·  M 84  ·  M 86  ·  NGC 4374  ·  NGC 4387  ·  NGC 4388  ·  NGC 4402  ·  NGC 4406  ·  NGC 4407
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            DustSpeakers
Part of Markarian's Chain
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Part of Markarian's Chain

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Part of Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

            DustSpeakers
Part of Markarian's Chain
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Part of Markarian's Chain

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 9.25''

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron 80 mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM-S

Focal reducers: Celestron EdgeHD f/7 Focal Reducer

Software: Deepsky Stacker Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)

Filters: ZWO LRGB 31 MM,Halpha,SII,OIII


Dates:March 27, 2020

Frames: 40x180" (2h)

Integration: 2h

Avg. Moon age: 2.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3363379

RA center: 12h25m40s

DEC center: +12°5208

Pixel scale: 0.971 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.589 degrees

Field radius: 0.373 degrees


Resolution: 2165x1724

Locations: Home (Bortle 5), Yateley, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

Part of Markarian’s Chain, a group of galaxies in the Virgo Cluster which is about 53 million light years away in the constellation of Virgo.

This image includes:

• M84 (bottom middle-right) a giant elliptical galaxy

• M86 (top middle-right) a giant elliptical galaxy

• NGC 4388 (left) either a lenticular or a spiral galaxy distorted by gravitational forces

• NGC 4402 (top right) an edge on spiral galaxy

• NGC 4387 (middle-left) an elliptical galaxy

• NGC 4407 (top left) a spiral galaxy

27 March 2020 - C925 scope, 0.7x reducer, Moonlite focuser, EFW filter wheel, ASI 1600MM Pro mono camera. All subs guided with camera at 139 gain, -20 degC

• Lum 10 x 180s + 4 x 300s

• RGB 10 x 180s

Processed in DSS, StarTools and Gimp

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