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Galaxy Cluster Abell 1656

About this object

Abell 1656, also known as the Coma Cluster is located in the constellation Coma Berenices. Its roughly 320million light years distant and contains over 1000 galaxies. To get an idea of the number of galaxies here, take a look at the full resolution view using the link above. They are literally all over the place.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVX 152 refractor @f6 898mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 683
  • Filters: Astrodon
  • Exposure (min): LRGB: 160:95:105:105
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: Unguided using ProTrack
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: Texas Star Party, Ft Davis Texas
  • Sky: Typical SQM 21.8
  • Date: April 28-May 3rd 2019
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