Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Eridanus (Eri)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1365  ·  NGC 1369  ·  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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Fornax Galaxy Cluster

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Fornax Galaxy Cluster, 



    
        

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Fornax Galaxy Cluster
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Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Televue NP-101

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Televue NP-101

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI178MM

Focal reducers: TeleVue 0.8x reducer for NP telescopes

Software: PixInshight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro v3.0 SGP

Filters: L  ·  G  ·  B  ·  R


Dates:Nov. 13, 2020

Frames:
B: 80x60" (1h 20') (gain: 111.00) -15C
G: 75x60" (1h 15') (gain: 111.00) -15C
L: 439x60" (7h 19') (gain: 53.00) -15C
R: 92x60" (1h 32') (gain: 111.00) -15C

Integration: 11h 26'

Avg. Moon age: 27.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.49%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.75


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4011965

RA center: 03h36m09s.8

DEC center: -35°4619

Pixel scale: 1.132 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 230.201 degrees

Field radius: 1.024 degrees


Resolution: 5440x3584

Locations: Home, Dunedin, otago, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Fornax Cluster is a cluster of galaxies lying at a distance of 19 megaparsecs (62 million light-years). It is the second richest galaxy cluster within 100 million light-years, after the considerably larger Virgo Cluster, and may be associated with the nearby Eridanus Group. It lies primarily in the constellation Fornax, with its southern boundaries partially crossing into the constellation of Eridanus, and covers an area of sky about 6° across or about 28 sq degrees. The Fornax cluster is a part of larger Fornax Wall.

The Fornax Cluster is a particularly valuable source of information about the evolution of such clusters due to its relatively close proximity to the Sun. It also shows the gravitational effects of a merger of a galaxy subgroup with the main galaxy group, which in turn lends clues about the associated galactic superstructure. At the centre of the cluster lies NGC 1399. Other cluster members include NGC 1316 (the group's brightest galaxy), NGC 1365, NGC 1427A, NGC 1427 and NGC 1404.

Notice the little blue faint fuzzy in the top right corner. That is NGC 1427A which is an irregular galaxy (for some reason Abin platesolve is not showing that).

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