Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1380  ·  NGC 1381  ·  NGC 1382  ·  NGC 1386  ·  NGC 1387  ·  NGC 1389  ·  NGC 1399  ·  NGC 1404
A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness, 



    
        

            Fernando
A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness
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A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness

A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness, 



    
        

            Fernando
A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness
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A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 120mm f/7

Imaging cameras: ASI 1600 MC - Cooled ASI1600MCC

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ-6 Goto

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Software: PixInsight


Dates:Aug. 16, 2017

Frames: 50x300" (4h 10')

Integration: 4h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 23.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.71%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1741359

RA center: 03h38m32s.2

DEC center: -35°2700

Pixel scale: 0.920 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.878 degrees

Field radius: 0.746 degrees


Resolution: 4656x3520

Locations: Lily's Flower Observatory, Santa Rita do Sapucai, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Description

This is a small view of the Fornax Galaxies, where several galaxies belonging to the NGC and, mainly, the PGC catalogues are visible.

To have a real experience with this image, one should look at full resolution. Allow a little time for the image to download to your computer. It is worthy

I have the plate solve of this image shown in The Sky X - Pro, where a vast plethora of galaxies can be seen.

Unfortunatelly, the PGC catalogues are still unclomplete in therms of information for all the galaxies.

The Image:

Frame counting: 50

Time of each: 300 sec.

Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120mm f/7

Camera: ASI 1600MC-C @ -26C below ambient temperature.

Bias, Darks and Flats applied

Processing and post-processing in Pixinsight 1.8.5

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A Small View of Fornax Galaxy Cluster With About 80 Million Light Years of Deepness, 



    
        

            Fernando