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Markarian's Chain

Part 1

Located in what is known as the Virgo Cluster, this distinct chain of galaxies includes just a few of the more than 2000 located in this region. My current Field of View (FOV) allows me to capture only the right half of the chain and features the well known ‘Eyes’ in the upper left quadrant.⁣

How many galaxies can you see? Scroll down to find out!

We are star dust.⁣

Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain A1

Markarian's Chain A2

⁣Image details:

  • 225x 180” or 11hr, 15min
  • 30x Darks⁣
  • 40x Flats/Dark Flats⁣
  • 04/19/2020⁣ - 04/20/2020
  • Bortle 6⁣⁣/7⁣

Equipment used:

  • William Optics Gran Turismo 102⁣
  • William Optics Flat68III, 1.0x
  • Optolong L-Pro
  • Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro⁣
  • ZWO ASI533MC-Pro, unity gain, -25C⁣
  • ZWO EAF⁣⁣⁣
  • ZWO OAG⁣⁣⁣
  • ZWO ASI290MM-mini⁣⁣⁣


  • ZWO ASIAir Pro
  • Deep Sky Stacker
  • Pixinsight⁣⁣⁣