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Contains:  M 84, M 86, NGC 4374, NGC 4388, NGC 4402, NGC 4406, NGC 4407, NGC 4425, NGC 4435, NGC 4438, NGC 4459, NGC 4461, NGC 4473, NGC 4474, NGC 4477
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Markarian's Chain, 


            Joe Beyer
Markarian's Chain
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Markarian's Chain

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 Quadruplet Refractor

Imaging cameras: Nikon D800E

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach-1 GTO CP4

Software: NINA  ·  Astro-Physics Inc. APCC-Pro

Filters: Baader Planetarium UV/IR Cut / L

Dates:June 9, 2020

Frames: 447x60"

Integration: 7.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.04%

Basic astrometry details job: 3631860

RA center: 12h 27' 27"

DEC center: +13° 2' 24"

Pixel scale: 0.949 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.036 degrees

Field radius: 1.423 degrees

Resolution: 9012x5952

Data source: Backyard


The image was acquired over five nights using my A-P Mach1-Takahashi FSQ-106 combination. The total exposure was taken unguided using APCC-Pro with Astro-Physics Point Mapping.



Joe Beyer
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Markarian's Chain, 


            Joe Beyer