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A Study of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - Part 2: Panel 9 with Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

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A Study of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - Part 2: Panel 9 with Markarian's Chain

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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - Part 2: Panel 9 with Markarian's Chain

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Z61II APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM25EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50/200 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat61a Flattener

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong CLS 2"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Feb. 19, 2021

Frames:Optolong CLS 2": 164x120" (5h 28') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 28'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 7.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 47.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4413969

RA center: 12h 30' 46"

DEC center: +13° 32' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.396 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.210 degrees

Field radius: 2.140 degrees


Resolution: 9200x6100

Data source: Backyard

Description

The first panel for the study's mosaic contains Markarian's chain and many Messier galaxies including M84, M86, M87 (chopped a bit), M88, M89, M90, and M91. This panel, as the other 17 panels in the mosaic, was shot on 19 different nights between February 19, 2021 and April 11, 2021.

(This is Panel 09 in the mosaic sequence set forth here: https://astrob.in/costym/0/)

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A Study of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster - Part 2: Panel 9 with Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge