Abell 1060 Galaxy Cluster

Abell 1060

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Object: Abell 1060 Galaxy Cluster - Constellation Hydra

Distance: 165 million light years

Date(s) Taken: April 6 through 30, 2008

Telescope: Orion XT - 12 (First Light Image with XT-12 / CCD Camera)

Camera: ST 2000 XM

Exposures: 3 hours total duration

7 Luminance- 10 Minute Images binned 1x1

6 Red - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

5 Green - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2

1 Blue - 10 Minute Images binned 2x2 (Ran out of time "seasonally") What a challenge this was!

First Light Collimation Map Optics slightly out of alignment !

First Light Flat Field Map Some work still needs to be done!

 

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