Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Marcarian Chain in Virgo

This is the star field around the Marcarian Chain in the constellation of Virgo: click here for full resolution (10 MB). The exposure time was only 2 x 100s ! The equipment used is listed below. The photographer used an unmodified Nikon d3100 DSLR camera without any light pollution filter in suburban area to shoot this photo.
The jet of the galaxy M87 is almost visible, if you zoom in the photo above. Follow the yellow lines below:
Here is a flow chart how to process your DSLR photo material:

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