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Abell 262 galaxy cluster in Andromeda

July 17, 2018




Continuing to image that part of the sky around Andromeda at the time, another image from my collection, Abell 262. The brightest member of this group is NGC708, an eliptical galaxy at a distance of ~65MPc (208 million light years), and a velocity of around (4,800 km/sec). 


Technical specs:


Optics: AT12 RC astrograph @ f/8
Camera: QHY9M CCD
Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB
Mount: AP900 GTO
Guider: Meade DSI Pro II

Focus: Robofocus
Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, FocusMax, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8

Date: RGB: 10/4,5 2016 L: 10/5/16
Exposure: Lum: 10x900'' bin1 RGB: 6x300''each bin2
Total integration: 4 hours

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