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Contains:  NGC 1365, NGC 1374, NGC 1375, NGC 1379, NGC 1380, NGC 1381, NGC 1382, NGC 1386, NGC 1387, NGC 1389
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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)

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 16, 2017

Frames: 9x300" ISO400

Integration: 0.8 hours

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 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


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.



Gary Plummer
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Fornax Galaxy Cluster, 


            Gary Plummer