Astro Arash

Markarian’s chain

Several galaxies roughly 50 million light years away form a chain as seen from Earth. Some of these are visibly interacting with each other. You can see a tight pair of galaxies near the center of image, one of which is clearly being torn apart. Others are hidden away – the more you look the more small galaxies you’ll find!

Over several nights in March and April, I collected about 6 hours worth of images. I think I can count over 20 galaxies in this shot, how many can you find?

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