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 at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:18, 60° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:10, when it sinks to 22° 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)[1]
9.83 (B)[1]
6.33 (H)[1]
6.10 (K)[1]
7.01 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.93
Hubble type:E
Right Ascension:12h26m [1]
Declination:+12°56' [1]
Distance:16.2 Mpc
52.8 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-22.15




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