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Abell 426 - the Perseus supercluster


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The Perseus supercluster of galaxies, aka Abell 426, is one oft he richest known and is relatively near-by so within range of amateur imagers. Here is my attempt.

Most of the objects in this image are galaxies. Those which look like stars are, by and large, bright galactic nuclei. Some are clearly surrounded by a diffuse glow.



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I imaged this a while ago and was underwhelmed with my attempt. I was expecting too much of the big ellipticals, centerstage. But when I annotated the image, well, I suddenly liked it!


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I thought my image of this had been lost when I managed to overwrite my imaging SSD earlier this year, but I found that I'd posted it on SGL. A much wider image that your, Paul. 

My Leda catalogue annotation is not the whole story. As you say, there are a lot of non stellar objects. Simbad annotation obliterates the image!


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