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Observatory Parameters
Dec 16
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waning Crescent
05:40 16:04
Markarian's Chain Original: Annotated, to show what is there - and what not ;-) Frames: 23x240" ISO400 41x180" ISO800 24x240" ISO800 Location: Wien, WIen, Austria
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Markarian Chain, Astrophotography by Magellen


  • Imaging telescope / lens: Lacerta 72/432mm ED- O
  • Imaging camera: Canon 650D(a)
  • Mount: Celestron CGEM
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Lacerta 72/432mm ED- O
  • Accessories: Focal reducer Omegon Flattener
  • Processed with: PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Frames / Subs




Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 5,208 x 3,476 pixels
  • Image Scale: 2.051 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 2º 58' 05''
  • RA Center: 12h 27m 42s
  • DEC Center: 13º 04' 53''
  • Orientation: -88.758 degrees E of N

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