Markarian's Chain (Galaxy)

Image of Markarian's Chain
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Markarian's Chain is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:33 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 65° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:39, 65° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:20, when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.

Name Markarian's Chain
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 88
NGC 4501
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:13.18 (V)[1]
14.33 (B)[1]
6.56 (H)[1]
6.27 (K)[1]
7.21 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):1.15
Hubble type:Sb
Right Ascension:12h31m [1]
Declination:+14°25' [1]
Distance:19.1 Mpc
62.4 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-18.23




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