Markarians chain


The Markarians chain is named after the Armenian astrophysiscist B.E. Markarian who found out that the galaxy NGC4406 is moving at a speed of 1100 km/s towards earth, whilst the other galaxies move away with a speed of 700 km/s. Gravitational forces influence both position and movement of the composing galaxies.

  • Location: Lus in Melissant – Netherlands
  • Telescope: Orion MakNewt 190 f/5.3 icm Losmany G11 montering
  • Camera: QSI wsg583 -20 graden Celsius
  • Exposure: LRGB = 80:32:32:32,  subs van 10:8:8:8 minuten, binning 1×1