Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain is a string of galaxies from the Virgo cluster, the most prominent are M84 and M86. Taken in Fort Davis during the Texas Star Party. Imaged starting 2022-04-29 04:00 UT. I stacked and processed 60 three minute exposoures taken with a William Optics RedCat 250/51mm telescope, Baader UV/IR cut filter, ZWO ASI 533 MC camera, and SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 mount, ASI EAF and guide camera. All were controlled with a ZWO ASIAir Plus Controller. Drizzle stacked and processed with the BlurXTerminator, NoiseXTerminator, and StarXTerminator plugins in Pixinsight and final exposure adjustment in Photoshop.

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Date Taken: 2022-04-29




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