Markarian's Chain  -  wide field

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Object identification (2.2MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of Markarian's Chain

Object type: Galaxy group (8 members)
Size: -
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Vir
Distance: 60 Mio Ly
Notes: Markarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster. The galaxies lie along a smoothly curved line, visible in the center of the image. Member galaxies include M84, M86, NGC 4435, NGC 4438, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4473 and NGC 4477.

Exposure data

Date: 2020-04-20 until 2020-04-26 (6 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED with reducer (4" Apo f=385mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 294x3min
Exposure time total: 14h42min