Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

M84 M86 NGC4438 and companions part of Markarian's chain


M84 M86 NGC4438 and companions part of Markarian's chain

Instruments and exposure data:

W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattener
FeatherTouch 3'' focuser
Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser
W.O ZS80 ED
SBIG ST10XME CFW9
Meade DSI
Filters: LRGB Baader Planetarium
Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro
Lum :72*6min bin1x1 (7h 12min)
Red :21*7min bin 1x1(2h 27min)
Green :21*7min (2h 27min)
Blue:28*7min (3h 16min)
Total exposure 15 hours 22min

Vironas Athens Greece
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