Deep Sky Object in Spring
Abell 779 (Galaxy Cluster in Lynx)

Date & Time: Feb 11 2007, from 26:13 to 26:45 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

Abell779 / Galaxy Cluster, type 0 1 I-II:
R.A.09h 19m 48.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+33°46' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Sizeabout 50'
# of Galaxies32
Red Shift0.0217
Distance300 million light yrs.
Supergalactic cluster -
In southeast edge of Lynx, there is a small scaled galaxy cluster of Abell 779 about 40 arc minutes south from alpha Lyn. The cluster has about 30 member galaxies around the central elliptic galaxy of NGC2832 with a span of 50 arc minutes. It's estimated that the cluster is lying about 300 millions light years away from us.
Numbers with 4 digits represent NGC #

Superthin Galaxy(UGC9242)

Abell 1185

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