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 Fairfield , Markarian's Chain is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:07, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:03, 63° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:28, 38° above your western horizon.

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Name Markarian's Chain
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 88
NGC 4501
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:13.18 (V) [2]
14.33 (B) [2]
7.21 (J) [2]
6.56 (H) [2]
6.27 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.15
Hubble type:Sb
Right ascension:12h31m [2]
Declination:+14°25' [2]
Distance:18.4 Mpc
60.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-18.14




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