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Abell 2218 Galaxy Cluster, 


            sky-watcher (johny)
Abell 2218 Galaxy Cluster

Abell 2218 Galaxy Cluster

Technical card

Resolution: 2220x1435

Dates:March 30, 2019

Frames: 40x180" (gain: 50.00) 5C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 24.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2630449

RA center: 16h 36' 10"

DEC center: +66° 12' 28"

Pixel scale: 0.990 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.534 degrees

Field radius: 0.364

Locations: Western Hungary, Páli, Hungary

Data source: Backyard


This is the Galaxy cluster Abell 2218.
The Hubble telescope took in 1999 a very spectacular image of the cluster and it gravitational lenses.
I shot this image in the hope to capture some very dim gravitational lenses, at least recognisable artifacts .
But as you can see there is absolutely nothing what looks like a gravitational lens. Obviously the 10" newtonian is way to small for this job .



sky-watcher (johny)

Sky plot

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Abell 2218 Galaxy Cluster, 


            sky-watcher (johny)