Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  IC 1963  ·  IC 335  ·  NGC 1365  ·  NGC 1369  ·  NGC 1373  ·  NGC 1374  ·  NGC 1375  ·  NGC 1379  ·  NGC 1380  ·  NGC 1381  ·  NGC 1382  ·  NGC 1386  ·  NGC 1387  ·  NGC 1389  ·  NGC 1399  ·  NGC 1404
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The Fornax cluster featuring NGC 1365, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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The Fornax cluster featuring NGC 1365

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The Fornax cluster featuring NGC 1365, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle
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The Fornax cluster featuring NGC 1365

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100 ED Super APO Triplet f/5.5

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R-Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini

Software: PixInsight Core Version 1.8 Ripley

Accessory: ZWO ASIAir Pro


Dates:Dec. 13, 2020

Frames: 75x120" (2h 30')

Integration: 2h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 28.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.99%


RA center: 03h35m43s.58

DEC center: -35°3158.6

Pixel scale: 2.208 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.481 degrees

Field radius: 1.465 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3990x2620

Data source: Backyard

Description

Turned away from the wonders of Orion and used up the whole night (OK, so it is only 3.5hours long) with a shot of the Fornax galaxy group. It is not the most photogenic of galaxy clusters, save for the sublime NGC 1365. When the seeing improves, I plan a longer campaign with my RC8 on this object.

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The Fornax cluster featuring NGC 1365, 



    
        

            Brian Boyle