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Contains:  NGC 4919, IC 4051, NGC 4911, NGC 4908, NGC 4907, IC 4040, NGC 4896, NGC 4895, NGC 4889, NGC 4881, NGC 4874, NGC 4872, NGC 4869, NGC 4867, NGC 4865, NGC 4860, IC 3949, IC 3946, NGC 4853, NGC 4850
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My "Deep Field:" Coma Berenices Galaxy Cluster, 





    
        

            Frank Kane
My "Deep Field:" Coma Berenices Galaxy Cluster

My "Deep Field:" Coma Berenices Galaxy Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 4039x2747

Dates:March 30, 2019

Frames: 215x120"

Integration: 7.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.57%

Astrometry.net job: 2616245

RA center: 12h 59' 48"

DEC center: +27° 58' 51"

Pixel scale: 0.954 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 81.681 degrees

Field radius: 0.647

Data source: Backyard

Description

Those aren't stars - they're galaxies! Almost everything in this image is an entire galaxy filled with hundreds of millions of stars apiece. And if that's not enough to blow your mind, they're hundreds of millions of light-years away. View at full resolution, and explore the galaxies!

This is the heart of the Coma Berenices galaxy cluster, or Abell 1656. Imaged from dusk 'till dawn from my suburban driveway.

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My "Deep Field:" Coma Berenices Galaxy Cluster, 





    
        

            Frank Kane