Astronomical topics and views of the night sky. Software and tips about telescopes, mounts, and digital astrocameras. Panagiotis Xipteras, an amateur astrophotographer, presents you amazing views of the planets, stars and galaxies.
Markarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster. It is called a chain because, when viewed from Earth, the galaxies lie along a smoothly curved line. [Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markarian's_Chain]
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