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Perseus Cluster, 



    
        

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Perseus Cluster

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Perseus Cluster

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 14

Imaging cameras: Apogee U16M

Mounts: CGE Pro

Guiding cameras: Lumenera SKYNYX 2-0

Software: photoshop  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Andre Paquette Custom

Filters: Baader LRGB 2" square


Dates:Nov. 12, 2010

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 6.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.67%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 105241


Resolution: 2816x2036

Locations: Barred Owl Observatory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

Taken 20101102, 20101110, 20101111, 20101112

This beautiful galaxy cluster can be found in the constellation Perseus. Although many of the members are elliptical galaxies, there are a number of spirals and irregulars.

In particular, PGC 12490 is deep blue at the top-left.

NGC 1275 is the heart of the cluster just down and left of center with tendrils of gas and star forming regions.

At the top, PGC 12397 is very colorful and has a lovely teardrop shape.

At the right, spiral galaxy NGC 1268 stands out amongst the others.

Telescope:

  Celestron Edge HD14"

Camera:

  Apogee U16M

CFW:

  Apogee 7S

Mount:

  Celestron CGE Pro

Guiding:

  Astrodon Monster MOAG

  Lumenera Skynx 2.0m

  MetaGuide

Filters:

  Baader LRGB (50mm square)

Software:

  MaximDL

  Custom

  PhotoShop

Exposures:

  11x20min L

  11x10min R

  9x10min G

  4x10min B

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Perseus Cluster, 



    
        

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