markarian in virgo

With the camera at right angles to where we would normally snap it, here is the top of the chain as it descends into Virgo. Too many galaxies for comfort, here's the plate solve from astometry.net . No galaxy closer than 40 million light years...

galaxy field m84 and m86 with ngc-4435 and 4438 cat's eyes in virgo
700d + pn208         19 x 210s @ ISO800