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Abell 262 galaxy cluster in Andromeda


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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