Monday, May 3, 2010

ABELL 1656

How many galaxies can you see in the Photo of Abell 1656? The object is also known as the Coma Cluster and is located in the constellation Coma Berenices. The cluster of galaxies is estimated to be 321 million light years from our home.

Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900GTO
Camera: SBIG ST2K XM
Filters Astrodon L, R, G, & B
Dates: April 7, 2010 through April 12, 2010
Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village

Exposure Details
L = 360 Minutes
RGB = 400 Minutes

Below is a cropped portion of the central region.

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