Deep Sky Object in Spring
Hydra I Cluster (Abell 1060)


Date & Time: Apr 24 2004, from 20:38 to 20:52 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 6 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 vil., Yamanashi pref.

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




Abell 1060 / Galaxy Cluster, type 1 0 III
R.A.10h 37m (Rough position)
Dec.-2731' (Rough position)
Apparent Sizeabout 60'
# of galaxies50
Red Shift0.0114
Magnitude12.7
Distance150 million light yrs.
Galactic superclusterHydra supercluster
This image has captured a comparatively closer galaxy cluster in Hydra. The cluster contains about 50 member galaxies in span of 1 degree, elliptical galaxy of NGC3311 and so on can be seen as principal members. The cluster has been estimated about 150 million light years away.
Numbers with 4 digits represent NGC #




NGC3268(Antlia Cluster)

NGC3338


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