M86, M84
Markarian's Chain of Galaxies

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M86, M84, Markarian's Chain of Galaxies
Constellation: Virgo - The Virgin
Type: Galaxies
Position: For M86
RA:12h 26m 6s
DEC:+12d 57m
Magnitude: M86 - 8.9
M84 - 9.1
Exposure: Taken 5/19/07
21 X 300 sec ISO 800
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in PhotoShop.
Equipment: Canon 300d (modified)
Orion 80ED  f/7.5 refractor at prime focus
IDAS LPS filter
Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
SBIG ST-4 autoguider
Celestron guide scope
Notes: See chart below for galaxy identification.

Locator Chart

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Chart created with TheSky

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