Markarian's Chain Galaxy Group
I have counted 18 galaxies in this image, how many can you spot? This is part of a group of galaxies called "Markarian's Chain". M86 in the centre is designated an "elliptical galaxy". It moves at some 3 million miles per hour through space in the Virgo Cluster. Imaged at our WSAAG dark sky site at Linden NSW Australia. 60x30 seconds combined exposures, Celestron GPS11, f1.8 Hyperstar lens, Meade DSI 111.