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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… the Coma Galaxy Cluster

Abell 1656 - The Coma Galaxy Cluster

Object Name: Abell 1656, also known as the Coma Galaxy Cluster
Object Type:  Galaxy Cluster
Constellation: Coma Bernices
Acquisition Date: April 22, 2020
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI1600MM-C with EFW2
• Filters – Baader 36mm unmounted luminance filter
• Guiding – Borg 77ED with ZWO ASI120MM-S
• Mount – Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – PHD2
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 76, offset 15 – cooled to -15
• Exposures – 75 x 180 seconds
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram
Thanks for looking. Click on the image below for a higher resolution version or, if you want to see a full resolution image then please click on this link to visit my Astrobin page for this image.

Abell 1656 - The Coma Galaxy Cluster
Abell 1656 – The Coma Galaxy Cluster
Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Galaxies

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