Location of photoChino Valley, AZ
Date/Time of photo11/13/2010
EquipmentRCOS 12.5" Ritchey-Chrétien Scope
Paramont ME mount
SBIG STL-11000m camera
Astrodon Gen II filters.
DescriptionNorth is to the top.
The Perseus galaxy cluster (Abell 426) is about 250 million light-years from our galaxy and contains more that 500 catalogued galaxies. The brightest member is NGC 1275, near the left edge of the image, at magnitude 11.6. NGC 1275 is a strong source of radio waves and x-rays.
Abell 426 is the dominant member of the Perseus-Pisces supercluster. The super cluster extends to 300 million light-years and covers 40 degrees of the winter sky.
Lum 465 min. (31 x 15 min.)
RGB 765 min. (17 x 15 min. each)