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Contains:  IC 1185, IC 1183, IC 1181, IC 1178, IC 1173, NGC 6047, NGC 6045, NGC 6041, NGC 6040
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Abell2151 - The Hercules Galaxy Cluster, 





    
        

            Jason Guenzel
Abell2151 - The Hercules Galaxy Cluster

Abell2151 - The Hercules Galaxy Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 3389x2592

Dates:March 26, 2018April 7, 2018April 8, 2018April 20, 2018April 21, 2018

Frames:
Blue: 25x240" -20C bin 1x1
Green: 25x240" -20C bin 1x1
Luminance: 117x180" -20C bin 1x1
Red: 25x240" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 10.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~256

Avg. Moon age: 12.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.86%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 2054089

RA center: 241.284 degrees

DEC center: 17.738 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.702 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.088 degrees

Field radius: 0.416 degrees

Data source: Unknown

Description

Abell 2151 is commonly known as the Hercules Galaxy Cluster. The cluster is home to over 200 identified galaxies and lies around a half billion light years away! It is very rich in interacting and faint galactic structures. I felt is was a good "deep field" exercise for the backyard astronomer but it definitely left me wanting more of the fainter bits. Perhaps next season I will park on this one for a longer while and see what I can get out of it.

Until next time, enjoy!

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Final ... for now

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Abell2151 - The Hercules Galaxy Cluster, 





    
        

            Jason Guenzel