Markarian's ChainLarger Image
Markarian's chain was named represents a beautiful stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster. M84 and M86 are the 2 large elliptical galaxies on the center filed of this picture.
Optics: Takahashi TOA130s, NJP Mount
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M, Astronomik LRGB filter
Exposure: Luminance=150minutes, R=20min, G=20min, B=20min
Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS
Location: Tsuruhime Park, Nara Prefecture, 2007