The elliptical galaxy Messier 84 (NGC 4374) in Virgo, shown in an R-band CCD image obtained with the UA 16-inch telescope. The field of view shown is 11.1 arcminutes wide. This galaxy lies at the western end of Markarian's Chain, which continues to the east-northeast through M86 and the NGC 4435/8 high-speed interacting pair. The small elongated galaxy seen to the lower left here is NGC 4387. Markarian's Chain is shown in this composite from Sloan gr filters was made using the UA Crimson Dragon wide-field system temporarily deployed on Kitt Peak.
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