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Markarianin ketju

12.5.2023 at 00.30 - Tervakoski (III)
Kuossari Petri, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

I meant to skip this experiment when Vaonis (the manufacturer of Vespera) asked to photograph the NGC 4438 object on May 12-13 using CovalENS with a field of view of 2.8° x 2.0°. Yes, it was enough and I got 592 pictures on the 12th day and 403 pictures on the 13th. Here is the final result, when the descriptions of 31 people were combined. connection shooting time 49.01 hours and 17675 stacked images.

Comments: 2 pcs

Markarian's Chain

12.4.2023 at 00.30 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

The nice shooting weather continues as the nights get shorter and I still had to return to this favorite destination of mine. The first picture shows a slightly wider overview of the area and the second picture shows a traditional view.

Images: 2 pcs

Markarian's Chain (M84, M86, M87)

29.3.2023 at 22.54 - 23.53 - Janakkala, Tervakoski (III)
Kuossari Petri, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

It was a bit too much adjustment for the evening at once. I watched the rocket launch at about 22:30 onwards, while the Vespera tube imaged the M86 mosaic, eVscope had two supernova alerts lined up, at At 23:00 the second supernova recording ended and I started a new one over a minute at 23, I checked again that the trees do not come in front of the observation and at the same time with the side eye if the rocket launch can still be seen, then I thought I would have time to send the report to the Seti Institute on the computer inside and quickly go back outside to see if the rocket could be se...

Markarian's Chain

27.3.2023 at 23.10 - Kuusamo
Voitto Pitkanen, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

This shooting destination of mine is traditionally one of the last of the season. Shots with a 600mm combination. The crescent moon lit up the landscape quite a bit, but the glow of the aurora borealis was gone. In total, 25 min of exposure (1-1.5 min/time) and 15 shots.

Markarian's Chain (M84, M86, M87)

15.3.2023 at 23.23 - 04.30 - Virolahti (IV)
Tero Hiekkalinna

We went on a traditional star tour in Virolahti to photograph spring galaxies and on the first evening the target was the Markarian's Chain galaxies.

Images: 5 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

NGC 4477, 4473, 4479

21.1.2023 at 03.23 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (III)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

A few galaxies caught the picture from the middle stages of the Markarian chain. The elliptical galaxy NGC 4473 and the bar-lens galaxies NGC 4477 are most clearly visible in the image. The smaller bar-lens galaxy NGC 4479 also stands out.

Markarianin ketju

3.3.2022 at 22.54 - 06.00 - Helsinki (V)
Otto Vehviläinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

At the turn of February-March, I photographed this object on four almost consecutive bright nights from Helsinki's Vallila home. I exposed the constellations of the Driver's constellation at night, but from midnight onwards this was the best where there was visibility. The data was collected the most from projects so far and as a reward it took about 26 hours to stack this on a computer.

Images: 2 pcs

M84, M86, M87

4.3.2022 at 23.00 - Jyväskylä (IV)
Aleksi Ruotsila, Jyväskylän Sirius

Markarian chain. A closer look at the background reveals a rather wild number of smaller galaxies.

NGC 4473, NGC 4477, NGC 4479

27.3.2022 at 02.24 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Let me decide to describe part of the Markarian chain. The elliptical galaxy NGC 4473 and the rod lens galaxies NGC 4477 and NGC 4479 fit in this box. The color image should be taken at some point as well, but now the rest of the shooting program rolled forward.

Markarianin Ketju

28.2.2022 at 22.57 - Rautalampi (II)
Vesa Vauhkonen, Sisä-Savon Ursa

Markarian chain again. I have photographed before with Newton, now with an apochromat. Good seeing. The cable remote control worked flawlessly. NINA

M84, M86, M87, M88, M89 and M90

26.1.2022 at 00.50 - 01.57 - Sulkava (I)
Kari Teittinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

A large number of galaxies are obtained in the same picture. The image of the Markarian chain includes M84, M86, M87, M88, M89, and M90, as well as a large number of other, smaller galaxies. You can get an interesting picture of the area with even a short focal length. Hopefully one day I will be able to shoot the same area over a longer focal length. The moon sniffs already above the horizon. Fortunately, the target area is high, the effect of the moon will remain small. For a month.

Images: 2 pcs

NGC 4438

31.3.2021 at 22.00 - 02.00 - Ulvila (III)
Jarkko Suominen, Porin Karhunvartijat

I got a modified Canon Eos 700D from a friend and appropriately then came a clear weather the very next week. I had to photograph the Markarian chain for a long time (with observatory equipment while this project is in progress). Therefore, this became the object of first light for the wicked. There were street lights right next door at the scene, and even cloud ferries passed over during the shooting. Eventually the Moon rose into the sky and I decided to continue describing the object next time more (which I hope will be as soon as possible).

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs


7.3.2021 at 00.00 - Varkaus (IV)
Ville Puoskari, Warkauden Kassiopeia

I photographed the Markarian chain for four nights from my remote observatory in Varkaus. The exposure accumulated for a total of just over 18 hours. The picture shows about 200 galaxies, the dimest of which are magnitude 20. Larger image and annotated version:

Comments: 1 pcs

Markarianin Ketju

30.3.2020 at 23.34 - 01.01 - Rautalampi (II)
Vesa Vauhkonen, Sisä-Savon Ursa

I was able to light up the chain for just over an hour. The eighth galaxy in the chain, NGC 4477, was sadly bordered outside the image area (upper left corner). First contact with this wrinkle, with good seeing.

Images: 2 pcs

M90, M98, M100, NGC 4178

5.4.2019 at 23.00 - 03.30 - Joensuu (III)
Antti Taskinen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

I tried shooting the Virgo cluster area with a 200mm lens. While the camera was working, it was fun to look for brighter Messier targets with giant binoculars. For example, the globular star cluster M12 in the Serpentine Carrier was detected for the first time. The galaxy M87, whose black hole image was just released, also stood out clearly. The main image of the observation covers about 7.5 x 6 degrees of the sky and is a panorama of two images. I made the image a black and white negative type, because I think the galaxies stand out better. Most of the galaxies visible in the image are in the...

Images: 2 pcs

M58, M59, M60, NGC 4596

29.3.2019 at 22.35 - 23.00 - Järvenpää (III)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

I already had a very successful picture of the handsome middle part of the Virgo cluster and the Markarian chain, and now, at the end of the evening, I decided to focus on photographing the eastern parts of the set. Nothing very tonic came to light.

Kvasaari Mrk205 + NGC4319

10.10.2018 at 00.00 - 05.00 - Rovaniemi (IV)
Lauri Turunen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

My dream has been to get an object photographed from space that is known to be over a billion light-years away, and on the advice of an astrocollar, I finally found one - the Markarian 205 quasar right next to the NGC 4319 galaxy. Almost all night there were handsome pulsating northern lights through which I got an exposed subject for 4 hours. One can only marvel at the brightness of the subject, which corresponds to the brightness of the stars of our own Milky Way in the foreground of the image! The image also shows the companion of that quasar in dim light.

Images: 3 pcs

M84, M86, M87, M90, NGC 4388, NGC 4438

1.4.2017 at 00.20 - 00.40 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

After Jellona, it was Virgo in my turn. I cropped the image so that in addition to the center of the set, the Markarian chain and also the bright galaxies to its east can be seen. Most of the bright galaxies are elliptical, and there are no handsome spiral galaxies. Irregular galaxies are not found either. I intended to illuminate this area for half an hour, but for one reason or another the tripod had moved or had been moved in the middle of the exposures, so the screens in the final stage went to the trash.

Markarjanin ketju

6.3.2017 at 00.50 - Nerja, Espanja (II)
Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

I photographed the Markarian chain from my patio in Nerja for three nights. The item came up behind the logistics of one of the countries in the morning. NGC 4435 and NGC 4438 form the "Eye", a fun deformed pair of galaxies shown in the image on the left. More information:

M84, M86, M87, NGC 4388, NGC 4438

12.4.2016 at 23.10 - 23.35 - Järvenpää (III)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

Although galaxies are relatively poorly suited for camera optics, I decided to shed light on the center of the Virgo cluster, which was invitingly approaching the South Meridian. Due to the flat screen problem, the heavily cropped image highlights the center of the set and the Markarian chain that curves to the top left. The most distinctive galaxies in the image industry are M84, M86, M87, NGC 4388, NGC 4402, NGC 4438, NGC 4459, NGC 4473, NGC 4477, although recognized a tremendous number of others.

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