Markarian's Chain


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Sep 22, 2009
Well I thought I'd be able to pull some IFN out of this, at least that was the plan, but I underestimated the amount of haze I'd be shooting through. Maybe it sits a little to low for that. At least I burned enough wood to to double my carbon footprint for the year as temperatures were in the minus twenties ©. Decided to leave the IFN in the dark where it belongs in order to avoid a super noisy image and in stead focus on the details of the galaxies.

Optics: Epsilon 180ed 8" f/2.8
Camera: QSI 583wsg
Mount: 10Micron and Takahashi EM200 Temma 2M
Exposure: L=84x600s, R=16x600s, G=15x600s, B=15x600s +Darks, Flats
Total integration time: 21h 40min
Filter: Astrodon LRGB Gen II
Captured with The Sky X,
Processed in Pixinsight
Shot from Bjarkebu Observatory near Ytre Enebakk/Norway on several dates from March 2020 through January 2021.
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