Meaning of Markarian in English:

Markarian

noun

(also Markaryan)
Astronomy
  • Attributive Designating or belonging to a class of galaxies characterized by a strong continuous emission of ultraviolet light; especially in "Markarian galaxy". Also used with following numeral to denote a particular galaxy of this class (abbreviated Mrk or Mkn).

Pronunciation

Markarian

/mɑːˈkɛːrɪən/ /mɑːˈkarɪən/

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Astronomical Journal. From the name of Beniamin Egišovič Markarian, Armenian astronomer, who first catalogued such galaxies in 1967 (Astrofizika 3 55).