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Observatory Parameters
Feb 18
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:36 20:44
Messier 84 and 86 Frames: 20x300" Location: Home Observatory, Youngstown, New York, United States
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Markarian Chain, Astrophotography by astrophotoman


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Orion USA 8" Newtonian Astrogr h
  • Imaging camera: Nikon D3000
  • Mount: Orion USA Atlas EQ-G
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Orion USA 80mm short tube
  • Guiding camera: Orion Star Shoot Autoguider
  • Processed with: photoshop
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Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 2,439 x 2,550 pixels
  • Image Scale: 1.364 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 1º 20' 11''
  • RA Center: 12h 26m 34s
  • DEC Center: 12º 54' 58''
  • Orientation: 148.186 degrees E of N

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“Cosmology does, I think, affect the way that we perceive humanity's role in nature. One thing we've learnt from astronomy is that the future lying ahead is more prolonged than the past. Even our Sun is less than halfway through its life.” Sir Martin Rees
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