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M84 - Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan
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M84 - Markarian's Chain

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher ED80

Imaging cameras: ZWO 1600mm Cooled Pro

Mounts: HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Reducer & Flattener

Software: Lightroom  ·  PHD2  ·  Photoshop  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik 1.25" L-2 UV+IR

Accessory: ZWO EFW 1.25" 8 positions


Dates:April 27, 2020April 28, 2020

Frames:Astronomik 1.25" L-2 UV+IR: 98x180" bin 1x1

Integration: 4.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 3470189

RA center: 12h 28' 2"

DEC center: +13° 5' 33"

Pixel scale: 1.498 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -7.992 degrees

Field radius: 1.588 degrees


Resolution: 6152x4500

Data source: Backyard

Description

Across the heart of the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies lies a striking string of galaxies known as Markarian's Chain. The home Virgo Cluster is the nearest cluster of galaxies, contains over 2000 galaxies, and has a noticeable gravitational pull on the galaxies of the Local Group of Galaxies surrounding our Milky Way Galaxy. The center of the Virgo Cluster is located about 70 million light years away toward the constellation of Virgo. At least seven galaxies in the chain appear to move coherently, although others appear to be superposed by chance.

2 panels taken on Lum filter. Not enough data yet for RGB channels.

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M84 - Markarian's Chain, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan