Markarian chain

Miroslav Horvat
Location of photo
Petrov vrh, Daruvar, Croatia
Date/Time of photo
Optics: SW ED80/FF x0.85 Camera: Qhy8 color Mount and guiding: NEQ6 Pro, SW 9x50 finderguider Guding camera: Qhy5L-IIc Exposure: 13x1200s Software: PHD2, Nebulosity, Pixinsight 1.8, PS CS6
Markarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster. It is called "chain" because, when viewed from Earth, the galaxies lie along a smoothly curved line.
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