Photographed by Scott Davis on April 5, 2013
From Ahwahnee Hills Observatory
Markarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies between the constellations Virgo and Coma Berenices in the spring sky. Besides the galaxies that form the chain itself, this region of sky is especially rich in galaxies - this image, when viewed at 100%, has well over a hundred galaxies visible!
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Celestron Advanced VX
Camera settings were ISO 3200, f/4.0, 60-second shutter speed. A total of 149 light frames and 19 dark frames were combined to create this final image.
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