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 Ashburn , Markarian's Chain is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:48, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:40, 63° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:52, 40° 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]
7.01 (J)[1]
6.10 (K)[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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