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Fornax Galaxy Cluster: After the famous Virgo Cluster this cluster of Galaxies is the second largest in a neighbourhood of approx. 100 Mio LY to us. It lies in a distance of about 60 Mio LY in the constellation of Fornax. The image shows the central part of the group.

The brightest group galaxy is NGC 1399 at the bottom of this image, the most attractive one the beautiful spiral of NGC 1365 at the top.
Many spiral and elliptical galaxies of different orientations and shapes can be detected in this image , especially in the Hi Res.

Object Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Category Galaxies
Designation Fornax Cluster
Constellation Fornax
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 10min, 3 x 10min each Baader LRGB filter set. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding, Maxim DL as aquisition software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 14 Nov 2010
Remark A spider cross in front of the objective lens has been used for this image
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