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Fornax Galaxy Cluster, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
Fornax Galaxy Cluster
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Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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Fornax Galaxy Cluster, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer
Fornax Galaxy Cluster
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Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS PhotoLine Triplet Apo 80/480

Imaging cameras: Sony SLT-A99V

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 50mm Guidescope 50mm finderscope as guidescope

Guiding cameras: Prostar LP guider LP Guider

Focal reducers: TS Optics TS Big Field Flattener 2.5"

Software: EQASCOM  ·  PHD2  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight Core 01.08.04.1195 Ripley (x64)


Dates:Dec. 16, 2017

Frames: 9x300" (45') ISO400 0C

Integration: 45'

Darks: ~72

Bias: ~225

Avg. Moon age: 27.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.85%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 2.75

Temperature: 12.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1873155

RA center: 3h 35' 31"

DEC center: -35° 37' 30"

Pixel scale: 2.581 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 264.165 degrees

Field radius: 0.882 degrees


Resolution: 2048x1365

Locations: Back Garden, Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Fornax Galaxy Cluster around 60 million light years from us.
Only 45 minutes of 5-minute exposures collected so far on my TS-Photoline 80mm triplet, HEQ5-pro mount, 50mm guide scope, Sony A99 camera. Software used ASCOMM, EQMOD, Cartes Du Ciel, PHD2 and processing done in Pixinsight 1.8.5 Ripley. Captured in my back garden, Victoria Australia.
Much more data required.

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Fornax Galaxy Cluster, 



    
        

            Gary Plummer

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