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(IAAC) Obj: Abell 1367 - Inst: 36" f/5 Newtonian



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Observer: Steve Coe
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: June 1996
Location of site: Prude Ranch (Lat +31, Elev 6000 ft)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 8/10 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7/10 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 36" f/5 Newtonian
Magnification: 200X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Abell 1367
Category: Other.
Class: 
Constellation: Leo
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA 11:44  DEC +20:00
Description:
Abell 1367 is a rich galaxy cluster that I have viewed several times with a
variety of apertures.  Using a 12.5 inch I was able to see a total of 15 
galaxies, most very faint, in a one degree field of view.  Moving up to
a 20 inch in the mountains of central Arizona, I was able to discern 22
galaxies and some nice detail within them, several with bright cores and
one with very faint spiral arms.  With Larry Mitchell's 36" at TSP 1996 I
spent half an hour with this amazing cluster of distant galaxies.  Using
a 20mm Nagler, I could pick out 122 galaxies in a 2 degree area around the
the rich core of this galaxy cluster.  There are many different galaxies in
a wide variety of shapes and sizes in this grouping.  The central area has
a dozen galaxies that are easy and another 15 that appear with averted vision.
All in all, my best view of an Abell galaxy cluster.
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