Markarian's Chain in Virgo

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Date   04/07/2006
Scope   Orion ED80
Optics   William Optics 0.8X Focal Reducer
Camera   Canon 350D
Exposure   41 x 3 min, ISO800
Processing   Processed in ImagesPlus 2.75, dark/flat/bias calibration, sigma clipped avg, DDP; PS CS2 levels, curves, unsharp
Notes   This beautiful string of galaxies in the Virgo Cluster was named after astronomer B.E. Markarian in the 1970's.
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