Abell 1367

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Abell 1367 is one of the most rich galaxy clusters of the Abell catalog, with many interesting shapes. It's located above the Leo's tail. This image was obtained as a "short" exposure in the second part of the night, after the set of the main object of the night (LDN1622). So the galaxies are a bit noisy, nevertheless I've decided to share the full res file at 100% to show all the delicate details in the galaxy cores.

Technical Data
Optics TEC 140
Focal Length
1011 mm
Focal Ratio f/7.2
Exposure Time 3 h 40 min (single exp of 10 min), LRGB 110:30:30:50 min
Location Pian dell'Armà (PV, Italian Apennines) at 1350 m height
12 January 2013
Mount Gemini G-41
Tracking Lodestar on an 80mm f/5 refractor
Temperature and humidity T= -3 °C, RH=50%
Sky brightness at zenith (with SQM-L) 21.5 mag/arcsec^2
Notes North at top. Thanks to Daniele to having pressed me to try this kind of objects and to Gianni for help in the processing.

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