ABELL 347- Astronomy and astrophotography CCD camera images

19th December 2005
Object name: ABELL 347
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Object type: Galaxy Cluster
Magnitude: 13
Size: 174 174
Position angle: 0
Apparent RA: 02 25 26.8 Apparent Dec: +41 49 27
Constellation: Andromeda

My first Ultra Deep Field. *grins*.
This is part of the Abell 347 galaxy cluster in Andromeda. Careful work with planetarium software has allowed my to label about 29 galaxies in this one field. There are one or two that look like galaxies, but I could not find in any catalogue.. these are labelled with question marks.

The Artemis 285 certainly has an impressive sized CCD Chip. Mouse over the image for a labelled version. This image generated some confused due to the twin core of NGC 910 - several people thought this might be a supernova but eventually information regarding the the twin nature of the core of the galaxy came to light.

This started out as just a couple of quick frames of the region, but I spent so much time researching NGC 910 that I ended up getting quite a few frames.

The overall quality is quite poor, there is some star distortion in several regions of the image - I need to do some collimation. However, I am extremely impressed at how deep the Artemis camera can go with only 3 minute subs.

Captured in Artemis capture, stacked in registax, curves and slight reduction in photoshop.

Exposure Details :

15x180s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK