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M86 and the Markarrian Chain
I have been into amateur astronomy since 1997 when I bought my first telescope, a 6" Orion Deep Space Explorer. 2 years ago I sold that scope and bought an Orion XT12G 12" dobsonian with goto/tracking. In additional to spectacular visual views the scope allowed me to take some really good planetary images with a Celestron Neximage camera. About a year ago I got into deep-space imaging with the imaging rig described in this image post.
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Date Taken: 05/16/2013
Photographer: Greg B.
Location: Jordan Lake, Pittsboro, NC
Telescope: Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Camera: Orion Magnificent Mini AutoGuider Package
Other Camera: Canon T2i
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS 5.1
Exposure: 30x180sec
Other Equipment Used: SSAG, 50mm guidescope
Notes: This is the Markarian Chain of galaxies, including M86, in the constellation Virgo. Picture taken at Jordan Lake in Pittsboro, NC. Software used: BackyardEOS 2.1 Beta 5 for camera control and image acquisition, DeepSkyStacker for image calibration and stacking, Photoshop CS 5.1 for post-processing.

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