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Contains:  NGC 6158, NGC 6166
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Abell 2199 - 100+ galaxies in one frame, 


Abell 2199 - 100+ galaxies in one frame
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Abell 2199 - 100+ galaxies in one frame

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:CFF Telescopes 12" RC

Imaging cameras:MORAVIAN G3-16200

Mounts:ASA Astrosysteme DDM85

Guiding telescopes or lenses:CFF Telescopes 12" RC

Guiding cameras:Lodestar X2

Software:PHD Labs PHD2 Guiding

Filters:Baader LBGR

B: 15x600" bin 2x2
G: 16x600" bin 2x2
Baader L: 15x1200" bin 1x1
R: 17x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 13.0 hours

Basic astrometry details job: 3366922

RA center: 16h 28' 43"

DEC center: +39° 32' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.523 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 226.348 degrees

Field radius: 0.387 degrees

Resolution: 4251x3209

Locations: E-Eye, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


This is Abell 2199, a galaxy cluster 4-500 million light years away. This cluster is part of the Hercules Supercluster, which itself is a gigantic cluster of clusters in the "near" universe.

In the center of A2199 is the galaxy NGC 6166, which is a fascinating beast in multiple ways. It is a supermassive galaxy, which contains smaller galaxies within its massive width. You can see the smaller galaxy cores in it.

It contains the most globular clusters of any known galaxy, up to 39,000 of them, with each cluster itself containing hundreds of thousands of stars. For comparison, our milky way has about 170. It has a supermassive black hole of about 30 billion solar masses and the galaxy is one of the most luminous in terms of x-ray emissions. Our Milky Way is bigger than most galaxies, but this thing dwarfs it. Finally, this crazy thing has blueshift, so it is coming closer to us, which is mindbogling at this distance.



License: Attribution Creative Commons

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Abell 2199 - 100+ galaxies in one frame,