Markarian's Chain - Galaxies in Virgo

Markarian's Chain

Markarian's Chain is a cascade of galaxies in the constellation Virgo.

Scope: Astro-Physics 155EDF 
Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II LRGB filters
Mount: Paramount ME
Guiding: Borg 60 w ST-402ME
29 x 10 min Luminance, 6 x 10 min RGB for a total of 470 min or just under 8 hours
Acquired using CCDSoft5 and CCD-Commander
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels and curves in PS CS5
Luminance layered in per Rob Gendler's article

May 2012
Flesherton, Ontario, Canada