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M86 & friends, Alexander Grellmann
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Markarian`s Chain is one of  the  most fascinating areas of space - well - the space I can photograph with my telescope. :-) So many galaxies! I am always torn between taking pictures with more details of those galaxies - and taing pictures of as many galaxies I can get... This one was shot with my first telescope, the TS71Q astrograph. 350 mm FL, very solid and reliable though of course not the best in detail... used it in combination with my Nikon Z6a to get a pretty wide field of view. I have to say that taking those widefield pictures from my backyard isn`t too easy: I have a lot of artificial light around. 
I like the outcome. Nothing breathtaking, but good average. And it was the first attempt with my new ZWO AM5 mount. I am still not sure if I would recommend it. It is really lightweight, it works flawless with the AsiAir and it is really easy to handle. But I am struggling with the guiding. I really want it to become better, because I like the mount.

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M86 & friends, Alexander Grellmann