ABELL 1377 Abell 1377 Galaxy cluster

ABELL 1377 Abell 1377 Galaxy cluster

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: ABELL 1377 Abell 1377 Galaxy cluster
Apparent RA: 11h 46m 15s  Apparent Dec:+55° 48' 50"
Constellation: Ursa Major
27 Mar 2012

This is a small part of the Abell 1377 galaxy cluster in U Maj. In the lower centre is NGC3888 with NGC 3850 peeping in on the left.

This is the best "Curdridge Deep Field" shot I've taken so far. A total of 7 hours exposure on the 8inch newtonian on this region has produced a smooth result which is jam packed with galaxies.

The glow at the top is the 5 mag star in the middle of the cluster, however I cannot count the number of galaxies in this field almost every speck is a galaxy.

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cCaptured in Maxim and processed in Photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

141x180s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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