Markarian's Chain in Virgo


Markarian's Chain

Object Data

Object type: Galaxy Cluster
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 70 million light years
Notes: Markarian's chain consists of a stretch of 8 galaxies within the Virgo cluster of galaxies. Member galaxies include among others M84, M86, NGC4477, 4473, 4461, 4458, 4438, and 4435.

Exposure Data

Date: 4/8 - 4/9/21
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106, 530mm at f/5
Camera: QSI 683-wsg-8 with Astronomik Filters
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100 GOTO-CP3
Exposure time: Lums: 22 x 5 min; RGB: 5 x 5 min each
Exposure time total: 3 hrs
Notes: Imaged under poor seeing conditions and intermittent winds over 2 nights.
FOV = 100.6 x 65.8 arcmin

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