Astrodvorek Kamenne Zehrovice

Abell 262 ,   the Fath

N708 group 


Galaxy cluster Abell 262 is part of the Perseus-Pisces supercluster. Located in the Andromeda, it is at a distance of about 220 million light-years. The most prominent galaxy in the center is the elliptical cd-galaxy NGC 708, and the close grouping around it is also known as The Fath (after astronomer Edward Arthur Fath, 1880-1959). It is also interesting that the majority of bright galaxies here are spirals (some 20 of them can be identified in the picture). For relatively small scope this group represents a difficult object, but after all I am rather satisfied.


Optics:       NoName Newton 192/800
                   +GPU c.c.

amera:    Atik One 6
Filters:        LRGB Baader

Mount:      SW AZEQ-5
Guider:       Lacerta MGEN

Exposure:  64x5 min. (L)
11x5 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2
Software:  PixInsight, Photoshop
17.10. 2017

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