Eyes of the Markarian’s Chain / NGC4435 & 4438

Photographer
Bob Lockwood
Location of photo
Little Blair Valley, CA
Date/Time of photo
03-21-2015
Equipment
Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/7.36 using an Astro-Physics 160FF, F/L 1325mm. FLI-MLx694 @-30c, Image Field of view is 26 x 32.4 arcmin.
Description
LRGB; 60, 30, 30, 30, All 10min subs, (bin 1x1) Sky conditions: Poor seeing, 2 of 5 at best, Light wind. The Eyes Galaxies (NGC 4435-NGC 4438, also known as Arp 120) are a pair of galaxies about 52 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. This galaxy takes its name from its ring structure which made it popular, and are also located about center of the Markarian’s Chain.
Website
mynightsky.net
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