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Abell 194 RGB: A Mini Markarian's Chain

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SVT 130T
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STT 8300M
Mounts
Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4
Filters
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2
Accessories
Moonlite Nitecrawler 3.5 · Tolga Astro Alnitak Flat-Man Electroluminescent Flat Fielding Device
Software
PixInsight · Software Bisque TheSky X Professional · photoshop · Starnet ++ · CCDWare FocusMax V.4 · Straton Destar 2.0 · Topaz Denoise AI · 3D LUT Creator · Maxim DL · EQMOD · DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software · Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Software · Annie's Astro Actions Version 7.0
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SVT 130T
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STT 8300M

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 29, 2020
Frames:
Integration:
8h
Avg. Moon age:
14.15 days
Avg. Moon phase:
99.57%

RA center: 01h25m24s.51

DEC center: -01°2716.5

Pixel scale: 1.220 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.132 degrees

Field radius: 0.539 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2553x1897

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory (Bortle 6 SQM 18.6), Stanford, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

There are not many examples of this on Astrobin and I think it is really for a dark site, but I thought I would push the processing with my new tools (toys).

Some info:

This rich group includes 10 galaxies from the New General Catalog (NGC) that are identified in the roll-over image, along with several dozen more galaxies that are visible in this field. Despite its impressive distance of about 250 million light years, several of the cluster's brightest galaxies can be seen in amateur telescopes.

There is also the unusual feature known as Minkowski's object, which appears as a small blue patch on the edge of the galaxy NGC 541. This galaxy is a strong emitter of radio waves, and images in other wavelengths show a large jet stretching from the galaxy's center to Minkowski's object. Astronomers have found that Minkowski's object is a region of intense star formation. An abundance of hot blue-white stars gives the object its distinctive color.

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