Chain of Galaxies
Chain is a cluster of 8 galaxies that are moving together through space,
with the nearest member located about 60 million light-years from Earth. Following
the arc from center-right to top-left are M84, M86, NGC4435/NGC4438,
NGC4458/NGC4461, NGC4473, and NGC4477. Bright galaxy M87 at the lower-left is
not part of this chain. About 50 galaxies can been
seen is this image, some quite dim, all part of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies which
sports over 2000 members!
StellarVue SV70T Refractor with SFFR-70APO
Focal-reducer/Field-flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount
ZWO ASI1600MMC monochrome with ZWO LRGB filters
QHY5L-IIM through Orion Thin OAG, PHD guiding software
L (90) 120 sec @ gain=80, RGB: each channel (10) 120 sec @
Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
03-30-2019, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.