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Observation by Dr Ollie Garrett: Markarian's Chain (Western section)

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Dr Ollie Garrett

Observer

Dr Ollie Garrett

Observed

2018 May 19 - 01:07

Uploaded

2018 May 21 - 22:13

Objects

M86
M84
M88

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Constellation

Virgo

Field centre

RA: 12h26m
Dec: +12°54'
Position angle: +34°35'

Field size

0°35' × 0°43'

Equipment
  • 115mm f7 APO refractor
  • NEQ6 mount
  • SBIG STF-8300M CCD
  • SX Lodestar and SX OAG
  • Baader 36mm broadband filters
Exposure

R: 2x600secs, G: 2x600secs, B:2x600secs

Location

Dartmoor, UK

Target name

Markarian's Chain (Western section)

Title

Markarian's Chain (Western section)

About this image

A quick attempt at imaging part of this beautiful arc of galaxies in the Virgo cluster. M86 (a bright elliptical galaxy) appears near the centre of the image with M84 (another elliptical galaxy) in the lower right of the frame. Other prominent structures include two interacting galaxies (top left in the image) known as 'The Eyes' because of their apparent form when viewed with an eyepiece and two edge-on galaxies seen either side of M86: NGC4402 (above M86 and to the right) and NGC4388 (near the centre of the lower edge of the field of view).

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