Location of photoMorristown, NJ, USA
Date/Time of photo4/12/10 - 4/14/10
EquipmentImaging Camera: QSI540wsg
Imaging Scope: SVR90T
Detail in the central galaxies is a composite,incorporating luminance data from QSI on 10" LX200R.
Guide Camera: SX Lodestar
Mount: Meade 10"LX200R
Filters: Astrodon LRGB
SVR Exposure: 1.25 hours each LRGB. Four minute subs.
LX200R Exposure: total five hours luminance. Eight minute subs.
Central crop to highlight the interesting bits.
DescriptionHickson 68 is a compact galaxy cluster in the constellation Canes Venataci. The larger neigbor to the lower left is the barred spiral NGC 5371.