Markarian's Chain (Galaxy)

Image of Markarian's Chain
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Markarian's Chain is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:56, 60° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:47, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name Markarian's Chain
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 86
NGC 4406
Magnitude:8.90 (V) [2]
9.83 (B) [2]
7.01 (J) [2]
6.33 (H) [2]
6.10 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.93
Hubble type:E
Right ascension:12h26m [2]
Declination:+12°56' [2]
Distance:18.4 Mpc
60.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-22.42




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