Mosaic of the Markarian chain

The Markarian chain
Animation

Optik / Mount: 12″ACF Meade, Alt-5 TeenAstro
Camera / Filter: ZWO ASI 6200 MM Pro Mono
Astrodon Lum 15x5min, RGB 15x5min all 2bin for each panel (3 panels mosaic )
Date 7 April 2021

The Markarian chain is a group of galaxies belonging to the Virgo cluster. It is named after Benjamin Markarian who discovered that they were animated by a common motion. The chain includes eight galaxies: M84 (NGC 4374), M86 (NGC 4406), NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435

La chaîne de Markarian est un ensemble de galaxies appartenant à l’amas de la Vierge. Elle est nommée d’après Benjamin Markarian qui a découvert qu’elles étaient animées d’un mouvement commun. La chaîne comprend huit galaxies : M84 (NGC 4374), M86 (NGC 4406), NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 et NGC 4435

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