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Abell 1656 Coma Galaxy Cluster, 





    
        

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Abell 1656 Coma Galaxy Cluster

Abell 1656 Coma Galaxy Cluster

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Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ85

Imaging camera:QSI683wsg

Mount:Orion Atlas EQ-G + EQDIR

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ85

Guiding camera:Lodestar

Software:Startools 1.3.5

Filter:Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen II

Accessory:USB FOCUS USB_focus

Resolution: 3273x2452

Dates:May 14, 2015

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.50%

Astrometry.net job: 645506

RA center: 194.923 degrees

DEC center: 27.900 degrees

Orientation: 89.809 degrees

Field radius: 1.405 degrees

Description

The Coma Cluster (Abell 1656) is a large cluster of galaxies that contains over 1,000 identified galaxies.

Abell 1656 and the Leo Cluster (Abell 1367) are the major components of the Coma Supercluster.

At a distance of 320 million light years, the apparent extent of the cluster is three times larger than the Moon. The central region is dominated by two giant elliptical galaxies... NGC 4874 and 4889.

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