Abell 1185 galaxy cluster

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Abell 1185 is a galaxy cluster in Ursa Majoris rich of galaxies, and characterized by the jet of NGC3561, a double galaxy made of the main component (below, mag. 14.7) and NGC3561B (above, mag. 14.3). The largest galaxy is NGC 3550 (mag. 14.2), about 7' west of the jet, with a very interesting triple nucleus. Nearly one hundred of galaxies are imaged here together. Look at the full res image and scroll at 100% resolution all over the image.
This LRGB image has been gathered during two night at Saint Barthelemy.

Here below I show a 100% crop of the central part of the galaxy cluster, and a composition of the best galaxies in the field.

Technical Data
Optics TEC 140
Focal Length
1011 mm
Focal Ratio f/7.2
Exposure Time Total 10 h 40 min, composed of L-RGB 380:70:70:120 min (single exp of 10 min)
CCD SBIG STL-11000M @-25°C and @-40°C
Location Saint Barthelemy, Passet (AO, Italian Alps) at 1900 m height
24-25 February 2017 (2 nights)
Mount Gemini G-41
Tracking Lodestar on an 80mm f/5 refractor
Temperature and humidity T= (-4 to -8) °C, RH=(50 to 70) %
Sky brightness at zenith (with SQM-L) (21.3 to 21.7) mag/arcsec^2
Notes Very bad seeing on the first night (10" FWHM !!!). A lot of frames has been discarded.
Problems with ice on the sensor in the first night, so I limited the cooling to -25°C; then the desiccant was "cooked" in our caravan and the problem disappeared even cooling at -40°C.

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