Abell 262

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Abell 262 is large galaxy cluster containing 40-100 galaxies. It is located approximately 214 million light-years away between Andromeda and Triangulum. This image is centered on NGC 708.

Luminance – 25x600s – 250 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 13:12:14x300s – 65:60:70 minutes each – binned 2x2

445 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 25 minutes

Imaged September 18th, 19th and 20th, 2017 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/24694999477/sizes/l

LRGB annotated - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/38853707164/sizes/l

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