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Abell 1367, Leo cluster

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#1 jan66

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:51 PM

The Leo cluster Abell 1367 is located in the constellation Leo some 330 million light years from Earth. Largest member of this cluster is an elliptical galaxy NGC 3842 which contains one of the largest black holes ever detected (~ 9.7 billion solar masses].
Imaged with 8" Newton on SW EQ-AZ6 and Atik 428EX camera, total exposure (LRGB) ~ 6 hours.
Regards, Jan.

 

 

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Larger, with all data:  http://astrodvorek.cz/Pags/eA1367.html


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#2 chrysalis

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:06 PM

Gorgeous!!



#3 Dan Crowson

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:07 PM

Jan,
 
this is fantastic. I really like the barred spiral / ring-looking galaxy on the left, too.
 
Thanks for posting,

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:17 PM

Wow.



#5 B 26354

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:19 PM

Incredible. Absolutely wonderful.

 

Could you possibly tell us how wide this FOV is, in  degrees?



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:17 PM

Nice - It looks like a Galaxy Sale!



#7 Scott Mitchell

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:26 PM

Wow, unreal!



#8 sunnyday

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:29 PM

wow, awesome
what a nice picture.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:26 PM

What a lovely crispy group of fuzzies Jan, enjoyed surfing around all of them, excellent!

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:20 PM

Beautiful image, Jan.

 

 

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 02:43 AM

Beautiful. This is the only object Ive ever done a (bad) mosaic on, and only in mono - yours is superb and makes me want to return to it!

 

https://www.flickr.c.../in/dateposted/

 

Its a large cluster and there are some cool galaxies outside your FOV - maybe you should do a mosaic!!!



#12 Patrick_W

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 02:46 AM

Great shot!



#13 R Botero

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 04:04 AM

Superb image Jan. I recently shot the Coma cluster which together with Leo’s forms the Coma super-cluster. The size of these monster and the number of galaxies is mind-boggling.

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 05:04 AM

Wow.

Couldn't have said it better myself!!



#15 jan66

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 04:25 PM

Thanks for all encouraging comments !

@ B 26354 : FOV is about 3/4 deg (here slightly cropped,to ~ 1/2 deg)


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 03:15 AM

It's instructive to compare your photo against one of the same area from the Palomar Digital Sky Survey. You'd swear the DSS image came from an "amateur" with a small scope whereas this one is the "professional" one using a monster scope. It's amazing how far we've come with imaging technology since DSS days and that amateurs can produce such wonderful results with their own equipment.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:13 PM

Simply Beautiful!

 

I will put it on my to do list.

 

Thanks

 

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