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Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250, 



    
        

            Piet Vanneste
Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250
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Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250

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Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250, 



    
        

            Piet Vanneste
Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250
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Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: LACERTA 250/1000 F4

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS-Optics Deluxe 60 mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM Mini

Software: SGP Pro  ·  Astro Pixel Processor APP  ·  PHD 2

Filters: Baader Ha 7nm 36mm  ·  Baader LRGB 36mm

Accessory: ZWO filter wheel 36mm 7slots electric


Dates:April 15, 2020

Frames: 131x180" (6h 33')

Integration: 6h 33'

Avg. Moon age: 22.66 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.59%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3420809

RA center: 12h 59' 55"

DEC center: +28° 0' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.783 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.758 degrees

Field radius: 0.615 degrees


Resolution: 4561x3348

Locations: Backyard observatory - Brussels area, near Ninove, Belgium

Data source: Backyard

Description

Not specatular , but quite interesting object

Located in the Coma Berenices containing a huge amount of galaxies (+800)

at enormous distance (+300 Mio lightyears)

The cluster is dominated by to large elliptical galaxies NGC 4874 and NGC 4889

The central star HD112887 is obviously part of our own milky way Galaxy and only sits at 265 lightyears.

5 hours of subs HaLRGB on ASI 1600

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Abell 1656 on Lacerta 250, 



    
        

            Piet Vanneste