Markarian's Chain

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Markarian's Chain

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.

Imaging information

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