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Virgo Cluster/Markarian's Chain

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Observer
Graeme Coates
Time of observation
01/06/2020 - 00:00
Object
Virgo Cluster, Markarian's Chain
Observing location
EEYE
Equipment
Skywatcher Esprit ED80
SBIG STF8300
MI-250
Exposure
17.2hrs total
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A well known area of sky for galaxy hunters - here is a portion of the Virgo Cluster, including M87 and Markarian's Chain (with major members M84, M86 and the Eyes (NGC4435+NGC4438/Arp120)).

Had a lot of trouble with balancing the colour on this one - a proportion of the green data got excluded due to very poor transparency/haziness, and with the remainder subsequently found it hard to get an even result across the field. We were also hindered a little by intermittent issues on the mount, which have resulted in swapping the controller out to try to resolve the issue.

Data capture: G Coates & P Tribe (May/June 2020)
Processing: G Coates

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