Observation by Paul Leyland: Cluster of Galaxies in Lynx

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Paul Leyland

Observer

Paul Leyland

Observed

2019 Dec 24 - 23:40

Uploaded

2022 Jan 26 - 16:16

Objects

NGC2334
IC465
α-Lyn
IC459
IC460
IC461
IC463
IC464

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Constellation

Lynx

Field centre

RA: 07h10m
Dec: +50°10'
Position angle: +8°26'

Field size

0°16' × 0°12'

Equipment
  • 0.4m Dilworth Relay
  • Starlight Xpress 814 Trius Pro
  • No filter
Exposure

810 seconds in 27 subs

Location

Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

Galaxy cluster in Lynx

Title

Cluster of Galaxies in Lynx

About this image

In Lynx is a nice cluster of galaxies which appears not to be very well known. Most are E or S0 galaxies, the brightest of which is NGC 2340. Also present are NGC 2334 (aka IC 465) , IC 458, 459, 460, 461, 463 and 464 together with a number of other faint galaxies in this cluster scattered around the field.

 

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Tim Haymes
Tim Haymes, 2022 Jan 26 - 17:31 UTC

Hi Paul,  I imaged this grouping in 2017 with 30cm F/4 and ATIK 314L+  Ive not added it to any albums.    What i noticed was the Y shaped asterism in the top left of the image, formed from stars and fainter galaxies. 

Your shot is very nice, and has a good scale. 

Tim

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland, 2022 Jan 26 - 19:29 UTC

Tim: please publish your image.

This cluster deserves a much wider audience in my opinion. The sub-14th magnitude brightness of all but its brightest member perhaps inhibits observers, even though they are well in range of modern cameras attached to moderately-sized telescopes.

Paul Leyland
Paul Leyland, 2022 Jan 26 - 20:21 UTC

The scale is fortuitous! The image is essentially the full frame, centered on IC 459.

Nick James
Nick James, 2022 Jan 27 - 21:40 UTC

Paul/Tim - Here is a 10x60s image from earlier tonight taken from Chelmsford for comparison. This is an IMX455 binned 4x4. Scale is 1.12 arcsec/pix at the focus of a 0.28-m f/10 Edge. Transparency was moderate and the sky was quite bright (18.4 mag/arcsec^2).

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