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Observation by Grant Privett: Markarian's Chain

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Grant Privett

Observer

Grant Privett

Observed

2021 Apr 18 - 00:45

Uploaded

2021 Apr 19 - 10:14

Objects

M84
M86
NGC4402
NGC4388
NGC4435
NGC4438

Equipment
  • SkyWatcher 114mm f4.4 Newtonian
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2
  • SkyWatcher NEQ6
Exposure

204x 30s

Location

Salisbury

Target name

Markarian's Chain

Title

Markarian's Chain

About this image

It was a lovely clear night, albeit with a moon and a bit chilly (-2.5C by the time I stopped at 04:00) but my main scope is in pieces at the moment, so I thought I would just chase down a couple of pretty targets to alleviate the observing withdrawl symptoms.  Using my 114mm guidescope and the autoguide camera, I had a look at the bright end of this galaxy chain and was quite pleased with how it came out.

Not sure why I have never imaged this before. Obviously it would be better with a RASA or Hyperstar and a tad more aperture.

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