Abell 1314

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Object data of Abell1314

Object type: galaxy cluster
Size: 80'
Magnitude: 13.9 mag (magnitude for the tenth-ranked cluster member)
Constellation: UMa
Distance: 450 Mio Ly
Notes: Abell 1314 is a galaxy cluster in a distance of 450 million lightyears and can be found in the constellation UMa. The brightest members of this galaxy cluster are IC 708, IC 709, IC 711 and IC 712. The nickname of IC 708 is "Papillon" galaxy, because of it's butterfly shaped morphology in radio emission.

The two bluish UGC galaxies near the top right corner in the above image are no members of Abell 1314, but foreground galaxies: UGC 6541 (=Mrk178) can be found in a distance of only 20 million lightyears and is a member of the M 81 group of galaxies, whereas UGC 6538 (distance = 150 million lightyears) is much more distant than UGC 6541.

The above image shows also three much more distant galaxy clusters:

  • WHL J113520.7+491127, which is indicated with z=0.136 in the object identification image (light travel time = 1.7 billion years)
  • MaxBCG J173.82161+49.25045, which is indicated with z=0.167 in the object identification image (light travel time = 2.0 billion years)
  • WHL J113359.4+485628, which is indicated with z=0.261 in the object identification image (light travel time = 2.9 billion years)

The very distant quasar SDSS J113419.96+485805.7, which shows a redshift z=3.1 and a brightness in green of 21.3 mag is also visible in the object identification image. The light of this quasar had to travel for 11 billion years to reach earth.

Exposure data

Date: 2012-03-16 + 20 + 21 + 26 + 28
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 63x12m / R 13x12m / G 13x12m / B 13x12m
Exposure time total: 20h 24m