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Lots and lots of galaxies! Abell 1367


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If I have this right Abell 1367 is the richest galaxy cluster in the sky.  I've lost count but I estimate there are at least 100 galaxies clearly visible in this picture - some as faint as Mag 16 at least.

I have included an image from the digital sky survey as a reference.

SW ED120APO with flattener/reducer, Canon 1000D, EQ6/EQMOD, ST80/QHY5/PHD guiding.  Exposure 2h 20min in 5min subs with 24 flats, 24 darks and 28 bias stacked in DSS and finished in PS CS5.

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My annotated one:

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And courtesy of the internet/Digital Sky Survey:

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I'm sorry but I just couldn't let something like this slide

I've lost count but I estimate there are at least 100 galaxies clearly visible in this picture - some as faint as Mag 16 at least.

I'm afraid your calculations do not give an honest impression of your image. In fact, it's not even close.

You sir, have captured close to 500 galaxies in your image. The faintest I could find was around Mag 18.2. Shame on you   ;)

Thanks for showing the rest of us what can be achieved with 5 minute DSLR-subs, awesome!

(platesolve & annotation done in PixInsight, using M/NGC/IC, PGC & SDSS)

Best Regards

Jonas

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I only have enough fingers and toes to count to a hundred  :p !

Thanks for your kind words and the solution  - there certainly are a lot of them!!

Here is the original (downsized quite a bit for the forum) - but I find the B&W inverted image much easier to use.

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