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Perseus Cluster (Galaxy Cluster in the Perseus Constellation)

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Object Notes:
  • Constellation: Perseus
  • Location: RA: 03h 19m 13s Dec: 41d 33' 00" Epoch 2000
  • Type: Galaxy Cluster
  • AKA: Perseus A, Abell 426
Instrument:
Ritchey-Chretien 32" Telescope
Focal Ratio:
f7.2 (prime focus)
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000 CCD camera
(See product review in July, 2004 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine.)
Exposure:
29 x 5 minutes Luminance unbinned
3 x 5 minutes each R/G/B, all binned 3x3
Guiding:
Off-Axis with STV Autoguider (Santa Barbara Instrument Group)
(See product review in May, 2003 issue of Astronomy magazine.)
See Photo/Guiding Equipment.
Date:
10/08/04, 12/14/04
Post Processing:
CCDSoft, CCDSharp, MaxIM DL, Photoshop CS