Updated: 4.8.03

The Eyes, or NGC4438 and NGC4435 are part of the Virgo cluster. A wide field view will show a dozen bright galaxies, somewhat forming a line known as the Markarian Chain. This pair, as a result of the similar size and brightness of cores, is known as the Eyes. This shot was taken at Chiefland.

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Image info:

12" Meade SCT on a Titan Mount

Starlight Express MX7C


f/5.8 FR


Guided with a low lux vidcam on a piggybacked Stellarvue AT1010 80mm f/6 refractor


Chiefland Star Party