|Telescope / Lens||TMB 80mm f/6, Tele Vue 0.8 reducer f/4.8
|Mount Type||Astro-Physics 1200|
|Camera||SBIG ST10XME , KAF3200
|Filters||Astro-Don LRGB Generation 2
|Film|| CCD, NABG
|Exposure||LRGB of 3 hours 15 minutes (L=2 hours 15 minutes.; color 60 minutes) -20° C|
|Processing||CCDSoft, CCDStack & Photoshop CS6|
|Location||Jupiter Ridge # 4, (OCA Anza Site)|
|Conditions||4321 ′ magnitude 5.8 20.85 SQM
This Group of Galaxies form a smooth curve and is named after the American Astrophysicist Benjamin Markarian. He discovered the common motion of the members in the 1960’s. Charles Messier discover M84 (NGC 4374) & M86 (NGC 4406) in 1781, both of which are elliptical or lenticular type galaxies. M84 at magnitude 10 (60 Mly) and M86 at 8.9 (52 Mly).
The upper left Super Giant Elliptical Galaxy is M87, on of the most massive galaxies of the local group. It has approximate 12,000 globular clusters compared to our Milky Way’s 150-200.