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Galaxy group in Centaurus, crop of a wider image (too many galaxies) within the limitation of my ED80, 



    
        

            Claudio Tenreiro
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Galaxy group in Centaurus, crop of a wider image (too many galaxies) within the limitation of my ED80

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Galaxy group in Centaurus, crop of a wider image (too many galaxies) within the limitation of my ED80, 



    
        

            Claudio Tenreiro
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Galaxy group in Centaurus, crop of a wider image (too many galaxies) within the limitation of my ED80

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED80SF Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO 294 MC Pro Cooled

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SVBony 60mm_f4_Guiding Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO 120MM Mini

Software: GIMP 2.10.22  ·  PH2 Guiding software  ·  SharpCap 3.2  ·  DSS 4.2.5 (64)  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight 1.8 pixinsight 1.85

Accessory: SharpStar 2" flattener


Dates:April 14, 2021

Frames: 380x30" (3h 10')

Integration: 3h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 2.14 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.11%


Astrometry.net job: 4412479

RA center: 12h 42' 55"

DEC center: -40° 52' 55"

Pixel scale: 1.586 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.233 degrees

Field radius: 0.630 degrees


Resolution: 2280x1728

Locations: ARTAMI Observatory at home, Curicó - Bortle 5 - 6, Maule, Chile

Data source: Backyard

Description

There is a bunch (sometimes a chain) of galaxies in Centaurus, for me this is close to the limit of what my gear, right now, can capture, but it gives an idea of the richness of the area.

All kind of shapes and types of galaxies in one region. Only a few where identified by the system, but looking the image you spot many more, including a glimpse of the interacting galaxies ESO 322-69 and ESO 322-64.

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Galaxy group in Centaurus, crop of a wider image (too many galaxies) within the limitation of my ED80, 



    
        

            Claudio Tenreiro