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Compact (distant) galaxy group in UMa


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About this observation
Tim Haymes
Time of observation
06/06/2020 - 01:00
A galaxy far away
Observing location
Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
203mm F/4
ATIK 428ex
TEC -15C
300x 6sec subs (FITS)

This image is the sum of a time resolved sequence (6 sec subs) of an exoplanet star.  What was interesting was the faint glow near the star on all frames, so stacked 300 frames. It is a distant compact galaxy group, the largest member ( dont know if its in the foreground) is PGC 2362940, identified from the SDDS.  Possibly further away than the UMa group judging from the size of its members.    A deeper image is indicated.

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