Coma Galaxy Cluster   Abell1656

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Object data

Object type: galaxy cluster
Size: 180'
Magnitude: brightest member: 12,5 mag
Constellation: Com
Distance: 300 MLy

Exposure data

Date: 2005-05-01/02
Location: Schlierbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and SBIG Filters
  Binning: L 1x1  /   RGB 2x2
  Exposure time: L 16x10m / R 4x10m / G 4x5m / B 4x5m
Exposure time total: L 160min    /   RGB 80 min

more than 200 galaxies visible!

2 dominating elliptical galaxies NGC4884 and NGC4874

faint tail associated with NGC4874



Below you find a crop on the center of Abell1656 in 100 % size.