Jim Burnell's CCD Images - Abell 1541
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Abell 1541
Object: Abell 1541
Galaxy Cluster
Const.: Virgo
Camera: SXV-H9 Scope: Tele Vue NP101is Mount: Losmandy Titan
Filter(s): IR block Exposure: 12x8m
TeleVue 0.8x Focal Reducer
This image of the region around Abell 1541, a cluster of galaxies in the constellation Virgo, was acquired using an SXV-H9 CCD camera mounted on a Tele Vue NP101 Imaging System, a 101mm f/5.4 apochromatic refractor specifically optimized for CCD imaging. A Tele Vue 0.8x Focal Reducer was also used. This image is a stack of 12 eight-minute exposures that were calibrated, defect-corrected and stacked using AIP4Win Version 2. A gamma stretch was then applied to bring out the detail without burning out the galaxy cores. This image has been resampled down from its original size of 1392x1040.
Map of Abell 1541 Region
This is a map of the region in the image above. As you can see, there are galaxies in the image that are too faint to appear on the map. Of the charted galaxies that are visible, some go down to 19th magnitude. (Map generated using MegaStar Version 5 .)